March 25, 2023

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Virtual class (distant learning) in session

Lagos State Drivers’ Institute, LASDRI, has begun online training for professional drivers with busy schedules hence, such drivers can go to the institute’s website at to take the required training.

Also, on satisfactory completion of the refresher course, successful students will thereafter print a temporary recertification card which will within the allowed period of time, be taken to any of the institute’s centers to obtain their permanent LASDRI recertification cards.

The General Manager, Lagos State Drivers’ Institute, LASDRI, Mrs. Afusat Tiamiyu, stated this while featuring as a guest on a radio program named, “AWAYE” on Radio Lagos 107.5FM.

Education such as this is often missed by First Line drivers

Mrs. Tiamiyu also strongly warned that first-line drivers who did not acquire required driving skills from accredited driving schools in Lagos State constitute a serious risk to themselves, their passengers and the society at large.

She observed with dismay that most first-line drivers are in the habit of not attending accredited driving schools but rather learn from other drivers, friends or relatives who also do not have the requisite skills in driving.

Tiamiyu however cautioned thus, “It has become a normal practice that husbands who have been driving for some time will teach their wives. Likewise, commercial bus drivers will teach their conductors how to drive without recourse to any accredited driving school. This has to stop if we want safer roads for the motoring public,” she said.

Most First Line drivers act impulsively when confronted with this road marking on the highway

Speaking in the same vein, a representative of the Driving School Association of Nigeria, DSAN, Mr. Ade Adedokun, said part of the basic training that a first-line driver needs include traffic rules and regulations, road signs/markings and their meaning, as well as driving practice on simulators and vehicle practicalities.

He also warned that any first-line driver that does not have this basic knowledge will be putting his or her life at risk and the lives of other road users.

While appreciating the Lagos State Government for its continued partnership with the association, he urged other stakeholders in the transportation sector of the state’s economy to make known their interest and thereby synergize with the Lagos state government to ensure that the motoring public enjoys the safety of lives, and properties and also eradicate unskilled and unschooled drivers plying Lagos roads.

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