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VIOs Adopt New Measures On Road Safety

The National Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, Sunday, rose from a four-day annual conference, adopting a raft of measures that will ensure safety on roads.

The measures were contained in a communique the conference issued on its closing. Themed,“Employing Technology to Enhance Compliance and Safety on Our Road”, the conference harps on digitalising its operations.

Also, the communiqué says weight bridges andretro-reflective tapes on vehicles meant to improve visibility when a vehicle breaks down would be reintroduced. Equally, the conferences sought more control for states on driving license issuance.

Vehicles, as stated, must be duly inspected by VIOs before they are issued

Road Worthiness Certificates.

“Vehicle inspection offices in all states of the federation and the FCT, as a matter of urgency, are to commence regulation of activities of tricycles and motorcycles”, the communique added.

“This must be through route declination, registration, training, biometric capturing, enforcement of use of safety gadgets and issuance of rider’s permits.”

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