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Lagos VIS vows crackdown on Danfo, other commercial transporters in 2024

The Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) has assured that the agency will focus its enforcement drive on commercial yellow-branded buses in the state popularly known as ‘Danfo’ and ‘Korope’ buses violating provisions of the Road Traffic Law 2021.

This was made known by the VIS Chief Vehicle Inspection Officer, Akin-George Fashola, while featuring on a Channels Television new breakfast show, The Morning Brief, on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Fashola said that though the mandate of the Lagos State VIS is for all vehicle, he, however, noted that the focus of the agency is the commercial transporters.

Fashola said though private citizens also have bad cars on the roads, the Service has deployed enough technology to deal with errant private owners.

Asked whether the agency was empowered by law to arrest one-way drivers, Fashola said as a law enforcement agency, it takes assignments that are priority traffic violation offences like arresting one-way defaulters. “It is not a primary focus for us but it’s an addition,” he stated.

Fashola also said the state’s Ministry of Transportation puts up signs on exclusive one-way roads but the signposts are stolen, making ignorant drivers break the law.

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