The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it is determined to restrict trailers and articulated vehicles from plying the metropolis between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to prevent accidents.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr Oluseyi Whenu disclosed this at a meeting in Lagos with the leadership of the various transport unions in the State.
According to him, the restriction was to ensure strict enforcement of the Road Traffic Law, which, according to him, was often violated by the trailer drivers.
The meeting is coming just days after a fatal accident involving a container-laden trailer crushed two cars in the Ojuelegba axis of the state and led to four deaths.
According to Whenu, the trailer contravened Section 2 (i) and 2 (ii) of the Road Traffic Law 2012. He said that government would henceforth go tough on any trailer and long vehicle that contravenes the law.
Whenu said that such vehicle would be impounded and made to pay the stipulated fine accordingly.