Seeks other stakeholders participation in the award ceremony

In its bid to ensure that all professional drivers in Lagos State are well schooled in the art of driving and also to encourage them in complying with the rules and regulations guiding road safety in the state, the Lagos State Drivers’ Institute in conjunction with Lagos Computerized Vehicle Inspection Service and Autoglobe Media Services is set to appreciate and reward professional drivers who have been of good conduct and driven true to their conscience, such that safe driving has been their watchword by hosting the year 2021 Drivers’ Appreciation Day. The event holds Tuesday, November 9, at the Lagos Television (LTV), Alausa, Lagos.

This was recently revealed by the General Manager of Lagos State Drivers’ Institute, Mrs. Afusat Tiamiyu on a radio magazine programme, “Awaye”, on Radio Lagos 107.5FM, where she was a guest.

Tiamiyu explained that appreciating the professional drivers will further strengthen the working relationship the institute has built with various transport unions and also serve as an encouragement to all professional drivers who are yet to visit the institute.

The General Manager, who called for active participation of all road transport stakeholders in the forthcoming Drivers’ Appreciation Day further stated that partnering Lagos Computerized Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS) became necessary because safety on the road is not only about the drivers but also about vehicles being driven on the road.

“We want to ensure that professional drivers who have never failed to attend the institute for their yearly mandatory training and are also regularly taking their vehicles to LACVIS for proper evaluation are well appreciated. This is because if a driver is well schooled, the vehicle he is driving must also be in proper working condition. Therefore, it will be the major criteria for the selection of professional drivers that will be appreciated.”

She further stated that participation in the Drivers’ Appreciation Day is not only limited to commercial transport drivers only, but will also include all categories of drivers in the employment of both the public and private sectors as well as non-professional drivers who voluntarily visit the institute for their yearly mandatory training.

The LASDRI boss admonished all professional drivers who are yet to visit LASDRI for their mandatory training to join the moving train in order to acquire more knowledge in driving, noting that the institute will continually work tirelessly to develop various educative training topics that will eradicate carnage and improve safe driving culture on Lagos roads.

Speaking in a similar vein, the Chief Executive Officer of Autoglobe Media Services, Mr. Tunde Bola Ojo informed that the present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has decided to use this approach of appreciating drivers to encourage compliance with all the rules and regulations guiding road safety in the transportation sector.

In his words, “Over the years, the method of enforcement has been engaged to ensure that drivers obey the traffic rules and regulations in the state and also go for their yearly mandatory training at LASDRI but this has been a tedious road to trek. I strongly believe by appreciating them, especially those that voluntarily comply yearly, we will be able to draw commitment from them and make our roads safer for the motoring public”.

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