Foggy Weather: Lagos State Government Urges Motorists To Be Safety Conscious


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has urged motorists within the state to be careful as Lagos is experiencing foggy weather in the early mornings and late evenings.

According to the General Manager, LASEMA, Mr. Michael Akindele, the government was worried about the attendant increase in traffic accidents and other emergencies, adding that the mist was brought by the Hammattan season.

Akindele, who spoke on Tuesday in Ikeja, noted that residents had been experiencing cold weather especially in the morning, while visibility was being affected because of the early morning haze.

He said, “Therefore, every road user should be safety conscious by adjusting their driving to meet the weather condition, desist from driving with high beams which heighten poor visibility for other road users.

“There is also the need to embark on daily routine check of vehicles before entering the road. Aside from the wipers, brakes, non-defective windscreen and functional lights, it is also instructive to check radiators for water, and all the tyres. Car owners should also avoid “Tokunbo” or worn-out tyres.”

The LASEMA boss advised Lagosians to adhere to precautionary measures to avoid fire incidents that could have disastrous consequences.

Akindele said everybody must be vigilant by monitoring strange movements and any other thing that might likely create havoc, adding that any suspicious person should be promptly reported to security operatives.

He said law enforcement agents had been put on red alert to arrest and prosecute traffic offenders, adding that driving against traffic, overloading, under-age driving, speed limit violation, usage of mobile phones while driving, non-use of seat belts and other traffic offences would be punished.

Source: Punch 




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