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Academy seeks clarification on 80km/h Third Mainland Bridge speed limit

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Leap Driving Academy, a leading advocate for road safety and driver education, has called on relevant authorities to issue a clear communication and practical understanding of the 80-kilometre-per-hour speed limit set for the newly rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

Ojo Balogun, managing director of Leap Driving Academy, who stated this during a press briefing in Lagos emphasised the importance of clear communication and understanding of speed limits, saying diverse driving conditions cannot be over-emphasised on one of Nigeria’s busiest bridges.

Speaking at a recent press parley at its Lagos training center, Balogun said: “The imposition of speed limits is crucial for ensuring motorist and commuter safety,” stated a spokesperson for Leap Driving Academy. We appreciate the efforts of the relevant authorities in promoting road safety.”

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Recent decisions by the Federal and state governments have stipulated an 80km/h speed limit on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

This decision by the authorities has sparked discussions among motorists and stakeholders on road safety and practicality. While aimed at enhancing safety on one of Nigeria’s busiest bridges, concerns have been raised regarding the clarity and feasibility of the set limit.

“It’s imperative that speed limits are defined not as targets but as maximum thresholds under ideal conditions,” he added.

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The Leap Driving Academy suggests conducting comprehensive education and awareness campaigns to inform motorists about the rationale behind speed limits and their safety implications.

“This proactive approach can foster a culture of responsible driving and encourage compliance with speed regulations.

“In conclusion, while the imposition of an 80km/h speed limit on the Third Mainland Bridge demonstrates a commitment to road safety, there is a need for clear communication and a practical understanding of speed limits.”

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According to the Academy, by promoting awareness and understanding among motorists, authorities can ensure safer roads for all users. Motorists are encouraged to adhere to guidelines provided by relevant traffic management agencies.