lagos roads

Vehicles with more than one real axle or 6 tyres are restricted from plying Lagos roads between 6am and 9pm daily.

The clarification according to the State Ministry of Transportation became necessary due to the controversies that trailed the enforcement of the law after the accident where a loaded container fell from the Ojuelegba Bridge killing three people two weeks ago.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Oluseyi Whenu, said that there are some exemptions to the vehicle type which include petrol tankers. 

“These exemptions are tour bus/passenger buses, fire service trucks, rescue and recovery trucks, patrol trucks, perishable farm products trucks, refuse collection trucks‎, cement mixer trucks, tractors and refrigerated trucks”

The state government according to the statement is determined to ensure the protection of lives of residents irrespective of all assumed barriers. It therefore urged the public to comply with the law as no defaulter will be spared from sanctions.


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