By Dipo Olowookere
The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) and the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation have agreed to undertake joint traffic monitoring to reduce road carnage arising from the current traffic flow pattern, especially at the Toll Gate/7up area by Motorways in Ojota, Lagos.
The joint action plan to deal with incidences in the area was unfolded recently when the Unit Commander of Ojota Unit of FRSC, Mr Kehinde Hamzat paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola in his office at the Secretariat, Ikeja.
The Commissioner, who observed that the essence of collaboration is to protect lives, explained that the joint action and synergy between agencies of the three tiers of government will ensure commuters safety and assist in the realization of the goals of each tier.
He decried the continued loading and off-loading of passengers at locations that hamper free flow of traffic especially at Ojota despite the existence of designated motor parks, adding that the approval given by the State government for the construction of a new pedestrian bridge will not only enhance safety of road users but also engender free vehicular movement.
Earlier, Assistant Corps Commander, Mr Kehinde Hamzat of the Ojota Unit Command had briefed the Commissioner on the situation of accidents around the axis, saying that crashes were becoming rampant due to inappropriate utilization of the two U- turns at the 7up area.
The Unit Commander however commended the Lagos State Government for the positive impact of various constructions being undertaken to improve the flow of traffic in various locations within the State.
Describing the commitment of the present administration as laudable, Mr Hamzat, noted that the various developments, which can be traced to the traffic summit shows that the State is committed to building its economy and ensuring safety.