LASTMA, FRSC to form joint taskforce on accident reduction
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command, have agreed to form a joint task force with other professional traffic managers on the reduction of accidents, particularly truck crashes, on Lagos Roads.
General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, endorsed the proposed task force during a courtesy call by the new Sector Commander FRSC Lagos, Corps Commander Babatunde Farinloye, and his team to LASTMA Headquarters at Oshodi, Lagos.
Oreagba disclosed that LASTMA, as a first responder at any emergency/accident scene across the state has been rescuing accident victims, particularly those involved in truck crashes, in collaboration with other emergency responders like Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASMBUS), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), Lagos Fire and Rescue Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“Sequel to the need to prevent further loss of lives and properties through truck crashes on Ojuelegba Bridge, LASTMA had deployed trained officers to stop heavy-duty trucks/tankers from plying on top Ojuelegba Bridge by Ikorodu Road,” he said.
He maintained that for fairness, equity and quick dispensation of justice on all traffic violators including truck drivers the Lagos State Mobile will be part of the LASTMA, FRSC joint Task Force on accident reduction.
Oreagba said: “The love, collaboration and brotherliness between the two government Agencies will continue to ensure the safety of road users for stimulation of growth and development in the State.”
General Manager said innocent motorists including other road users who are mostly victims of road accidents would benefit from this joint task force.
The new Sector Commander FRSC Lagos, Farinloye, said the FRSC was established to maintain safety on highways across the country.
He maintained that FRSC has been collaborating with individual State Traffic Management Agencies in maintaining standards on road safety management across the country.
According to Farinloye: “FRSC and LASTMA must work together as a team for peace, safety and prosperity on the highways as this will lead to a paradigm shift from the usual way of operation to an exceptional and outstanding way.”
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