Articulated vehicles carrying cargoes exceeding 12 tones on federal roads across Nigeria, will henceforth pay between N1 million and N10 million fine.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this while
inspecting the refurbished Digital Truck Weigh Bridge at Old Toll Gate
along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Fashola said the measure was not just about tolling but geared towards
the Highway Development Initiatives of the Federal Government to curb
abuse of highways causing quick degeneration.

He said overloaded trucks usually constituted danger to themselves, the
infrastructure and other road users and appealed to the media to join in
sensitisation to end the ugly trend.

Fashola said the fines against erring articulated vehicles were from
N1millio to over N10 million to serve as deterrent.

He said the federal government was fixing weigh bridges to regulate
axle load to increase the lifespan of the highways while at the same time
creating thousands of jobs.