Trucks and long vehicles in Lagos State will now be permitted to move along certain routes at night operations on certain routes only at night, the state government has announced.

This decision which should come into place in the next 30 days follows the heavy traffic gridlock and fatalities caused by these articulated vehicles on roads in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, at a Stakeholders Meeting on Implementation of Trucks and Long Vehicles Restriction to Night Time Operations and Dedicated Routes in the state made this disclosure.

In Oladeinde words this move “is in line with the state government’s THEMES Agenda especially as it relates to Traffic Management and Transportation and the ease of doing business in the state. Restrictions of containerized trailers and trucks on our roads will now be from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.

“Containerized trailers are not allowed to travel during the day, it has to be at night time between 9 pm and 6 am. They have to abide by this timing in accordance with the Transportation Law, 2018,” he said.

He pointed out that the state in partnership with law enforcement agencies, the Department of Petroleum Resources and other critical stakeholders, will ensure the implementation of some of these strategies in a month’s time.

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