The Lagos State government plans to stop issuance of road worthiness certificate to any vehicle owner who wouldn’t bring his vehicle for inspection first.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode made this known at the inauguration of eight computerised vehicle inspection centres spread across the state recently.

The eight centres inaugurated are located in Oko-Oba, Ayobo – Iyana-Ipaja, Oko-Afo, Badagry, PWD, Gbagada, Agric-Isawo and Epe.

These new centres join the two centres earlier opened in April last year in Ojodu and Odogunyan-Ikorodu.

The governor stated that with the centres in place, the issuance of roadworthiness certificates would be hinged on the inspection of vehicles at any of the testing centres.

Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, said before the end of the year, 10 more centres would be opened.

He said the state government would partner the Federal Roads Safety Corps in ensuring that only roadworthy vehicles were allowed to ply all roads in the state.

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The governor also urged the FRSC to continue to collaborate with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and the Vehicle Inspection Service in ensuring that vehicles posing threats to safety on the roads were impounded and taken off the road.

“The plan is to replicate the centres in all the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas of the state.  We have taken this route to ensure we do not repeat what happened between 2013 and 2016, when over 416 lives were lost and 2,498 were injured due to road crashes on our roads as a result of human errors which research has proved to be responsible for 90% of accidents, while mechanical and environmental factors account for only 10%.

“Since the inauguration of the two centres at Ojodu and Ikorodu, 93,768 vehicles have been taken there between April 2017 and December 2017. Of these, 53,970 vehicles passed, 39,798 failed and 29, 977 of those that failed had a retest and passed. It is noteworthy that over 60% of the vehicles that failed did so as a result of faulty brakes while others failed due to issues relating to lighting, suspensions, tyres and so on.

“This effort has been tripled with the launch of these eight new centres which will provide a faultless and human error-proof system that will indicate the state of your vehicles in the following areas among others: Emission system, the beam (lighting focus and aim), braking system, suspension system, body, tyres. We urge Lagosians to patronise the centres for their benefit so that our administration’s commitment to a safe, secure, reliable and efficient transport system will bear the expected fruits.”

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