Concerned by the rising spate of fatalities caused by articulated vehicles on roads within the corridors of Ogun State, the State House of Assembly has canvassed for the re-introduction of functional laws and regulations to curb the excesses of articulated drivers with a view to reducing road accidents in the State.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, stated this while leading other lawmakers an on-the-spot-assessment visit to the accident scene that occurred in the early hours of the day along the proposed new Kara Market at Ogere involving articulated vehicles including trucks conveying petroleum and gas products.
Oluomo while pointing out the need to legislate for the re-introduction of designated time at night for the articulated trucks to ply all categories of roads in the state, with effective monitoring of their activities by Federal and state owned road traffic and safety agencies; cautioned the drivers to desist from practices that could expose other road users to danger.
He sought for the implementation of more government infrastructure development in terms of road, trailer parks within the corridor and road signage to ensure a seemless operation for the restricted time especially, night time operations.
Commending the traffic and security formations for their immediate response to the accident, the Speaker noted that the ninth Assembly remained committed to partnering with necessary stakeholders towards ensuring safety of all road users.
Earlier in his remarks, the State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, intimated the lawmakers that six tankers, five trucks and two cars were destroyed in the explosion with fatalities recorded.