Local Car News #Update
Surrounded by the rising concern and need for safety on Lagos roads, the state government has reached a compromise to increase the number of test centers after a recent research had it that 60 percent of vehicles plying lagos roads run with faulty brakes.
Auto-technicians (mechanics) have been spotted as the master minder of this malevolent development, own to the fact that are believed to be the personnels with limited knowledge of modern cars. The issue of poor maintenance culture has also been attributed to private vehicle owners as most of the vehicle owners do not run checks on their vehicles until it breaks down.
Various tests conducted across the Lagos Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS), a vehicle institute initiated by the Lagos State government showed that most vehicles in Lagos roads endanger the lives of commuters.
The dire need for the LACVIS became essential after the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode ordered the Vehicle Inspectors off Lagos roads in 2017, this was in response to the complaints of the public on the mode of their operation, especially as related to traffic flow in the commercial city.
Commissioner for Transport, Ladi Lawanson who confirmed and evaluated the results of the tests said over 60% of vehicles tested at the LACVIS centers have faulty brakes.
“Other vehicles failed due to issues relating to lighting, suspensions, tyres and so on. These efforts have been tripled with the launch of the eight new centres, which will provide a faultless and human error-proof system that will indicate the state of your vehicles.”
More computerised testing centres are being open by the government with the plan to compelling all vehicle owners to take their vehicles for the test before road-worthiness certificate can be issued.
Already, ten centres have been established across the state, with more expected. They include those in Ikorodu and Ojodu Berger, Others are at Oko-Oba-Agege, Ayobo, Oko-Afo, Badagry, PWD, Gbagada, Agric-Isawo and Epe.