Oyo bans overload on Okada, cabs

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Commercial drivers with more than one passenger on the front seat, as well as motorcyclists with more than one passenger will henceforth be arrested and prosecuted for violating road traffic law, the Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, has said.

He was addressing reporters on Monday in Ibadan.

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Fagbemi said the number of accidents caused by overloading had risen, urging motorists to comply with the State Road Traffic Law (2019) that compelled motorists not to take more than a passenger at the front, while commercial motorcyclists were also to take a passenger with compulsory use of crash helmet.

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