LAGOS TRAFFIC LAW: OKADA ACCIDENTS DROP TO 4 IN 3 MONTHS


L -R, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, Commissioner for Transport, Comrade kayode Opeifa, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Remi Ibirogba and Director of Press, Information, Mrs. Ronke Osho

L -R, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, Commissioner for Transport, Comrade kayode Opeifa, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Remi Ibirogba and Director of Press, Information, Mrs. Ronke Osho

Lagos State Government said yesterday that motorcycle accidents in the state have dropped to four in terms of those reported to government hospitals. But government is worried that the level has risen from zero percent recorded for the month of January.

At a joint press conference addressed by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Remi Ibirogba, that of Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa and that of Health, Dr. Jide Idris, the state government attributed the decrease in the number of deaths to voluntary compliance to the Lagos Road Traffic Law.

Speaking at the event, Jide Idris said three of the accidents occurred in Ijede and Orile Agege where there is no restriction while the last one was recorded at the Lagos Tour gate. He said the drop is however impressive viewed against the 646 motorcycle related accidents recorded prior to August, 2012  when the law came into being.

In his remarks, Opeifa explained that the impact of the voluntary compliance to the law shows that Lagos now has safer roads and safer people on wheel. He said the state government will soon commence enforcement on restriction on driving on BRT corridors to maintain gains so far recorded in that area and to make it zero-tolerance to driving on BRT corridors.

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