Motoring

Motoring, cars, auto and road news in Nigeria

FG approves N126bn for reconstruction of 12 roads nationwide

FG approves N126bn for reconstruction of 12 roads nationwide

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, approved the reconstruction of 12 roads in the country. This was made known to journalists by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. Mr Fashola said the roads would reduce time spent […]

Speed Limiter: Purple Global to rescue vehicle owners on FRSC deadline

Speed Limiter: Purple Global to rescue vehicle owners on FRSC deadline

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has been dogged in her mission to curb road traffic incidents through overspeeding, which accounts for over 60% of attendant deaths on Nigerian roads. It is to this end that the Commission began implementation of speed limiter device for vehicles especially for the corporate private and public sector back in October 1, […]

Japanese carmaker Toyota recalls 482,000 US cars over airbags

Japanese carmaker Toyota recalls 482,000 US cars over airbags

Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced it will recall 482.000 vehicles in the US over faulty airbags. Toyota said the cars affected are Prius models from 2010 to 2012 and Lexus CT models from 2011 and 2012.   Toyota spokesman, Victor Vanov said the vehicles had an air bag inflator that could have a small crack in a weld […]

Hyundai ranked No. 1 in Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Index

Hyundai ranked No. 1 in Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Index

For the seventh year in a row, Hyundai is ranked No. 1 in the automotive category in the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Index. Brand Keys, a New York–based customer loyalty and engagement consultancy, publishes this yearly syndicated study, which examines customers’ relationships with 635 brands in 72 categories. “Psychologists say that seven years is a […]

Speed limiter prevents accidents, saves more lives – Expert

Speed limiter prevents accidents, saves more lives – Expert

A renewed caution has been made to the Federal House of Representatives to allow the Speed Limiter implementation intended by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) from April 1, 2016 beginning with all commercial vehicles, take effect in order to save more lives that are lost due to uncontrollable high speed by motorist on our […]

Video: BRT bus allegedly crushes man to death along Ikorodu

A video on twitter shows a motorcyclist crushed to death by one of the BRT buses in Lagos.  The incident allegedly occurred at about 8.05 at Agric Bus stop, Ikorodu area of Lagos state. The accident happened on a BRT lane. The BRT lane is by law restricted to all forms of transportation vehicle except the […]

Toyota recalls SUVs after seat belt separated in fatal crash

Toyota recalls SUVs after seat belt separated in fatal crash

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 2.87 million sport utility vehicles worldwide after rear seat belts separated in one fatal accident in Canada and during a crash that injured a passenger in the U.S. The automaker has been unable to confirm if the fatality or injury are connected with the defect prompting its recall of […]

Edo Governor disbands EDSTMA transport management agency

Edo Governor disbands EDSTMA transport management agency

The Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole has disbanded the Edo State Transport Management Agency (EDSTMA) in a bid to sanitize and rid the roads of the unwholesome activities of some officials of the agency. Speaking during an unscheduled visit to the premises of the State Ministry of Transport on Wednesday, Oshiomhole said: “I have received a […]

On Lagos-Ibadan exp. speeding trailer tumbles down, kills 30

On Lagos-Ibadan exp. speeding trailer tumbles down, kills 30

30 people lost their lives in the Adeosun area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday after a speeding trailer conveying them tumbled down the road. Eye-witnesses said over 50 other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash, while two rams were killed in the accident that occurred on the re-constructed area of the […]

Lagos terminates NURTW BRT agreement over breach

Lagos terminates NURTW BRT agreement over breach

The Lagos State Government has terminated the franchise it issued to the National Union of Road Transport Workers to operate a Bus Rapid Transit scheme due to a breach of contract. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, on Thursday said the government termination was because of non-compliance with operational plans stipulated in the franchise by […]

Lagos state Govt announces free LAGBUS ride on Christmas Day

Lagos state Govt announces free LAGBUS ride on Christmas Day

The Lagos State Government has announced that there would be free LAGBUS ride on Friday 25 December, to commemorate this Year’s Christmas celebration. This move is aimed at promoting the use of public transportation, as well as reducing congestion on Lagos roads during the festivities. According to the release signed by the Managing Director of LAGBUS, Mr. […]

Bugatti and Palmer Johnson launch joint luxury yatch project

Bugatti and Palmer Johnson launch joint luxury yatch project

The makers of the world’s fastest production super sports car, Bugatti, and the world’s largest motor yacht builder, Palmer Johnson, are embarking on a joint project. Under licence granted by Bugatti, the world renowned yacht brand has designed a new series of stunning and elegant open carbon-fibre sport yachts, featuring distinctive Bugatti design elements and […]

LASTMA boss: We will revive LASTMA within a short period – Olakpe

LASTMA boss: We will revive LASTMA within a short period – Olakpe

The new Chairman/CEO of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Mr. Christian Olakpe, has declared he will revive the parastatal within a short period of time and would soon become the enemy of traffic offenders in Lagos. Olakpe, who had been invited to the House to x-ray the constant traffic gridlock in the state, […]

Shift Lever issue: Kia recalls over 419,000 SUVs in US, Canada

Shift Lever issue: Kia recalls over 419,000 SUVs in US, Canada

Kia will recall more than 419,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the transmission can be shifted out of park when the driver’s foot isn’t on the brake, a violation of safety laws, WSVN says. The recall covers Sorentos from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The cars can roll away unexpectedly and cause […]

Hyundai Sonata 2016 gets upgraded suspension, improved fuel economy

Hyundai Sonata 2016 gets upgraded suspension, improved fuel economy

Hyundai’s Sonata mid-size sedan will enter the 2016 model year with an upgraded suspension and improved fuel economy for the 2.4-liter engine a year after it received a mid-cycle update. The 2016 Sonata will also recieve minor styling updates and several other new features, Hyundai has announced. The 2016 Sonata retails for $22,585 for the […]

Lagos state Ambode sacks LASTMA GM, Engr, Babatunde Edu

Lagos state Ambode sacks LASTMA GM, Engr, Babatunde Edu

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has sacked with immediate effect the appointment of the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Engr, Babatunde Edu. Engr Edu was by Bashir Braimoh. The sack of Edu is coming a day after the Governor directed LASTMA to release all seized vehicles in their various yards in the […]

Mercedes unveils sketch design of DTM C-Class for 2016 campaign

Mercedes unveils sketch design of DTM C-Class for 2016 campaign

The 2015 DTM season reaches its climax in September. But even before the final race weekends of the year, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team are providing an insight into what lies ahead for the race series, revealing the first designs of the car that they will enter for the 2016 campaign. The 2016 DTM car to […]

Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrid cars over software glitch

Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrid cars over software glitch

The world’s biggest automaker, Toyota, is recalling about 625,000 hybrid cars around the world to fix a software glitch. A fault in the software could lead it to shut down the hybrid system while the car is being driven, it said. BBC reports that models affected by the recall include Prius V minivans, called Prius Alpa […]

Toyota launches new generation seven-seater Fortuner

Toyota launches new generation seven-seater Fortuner

Toyota has unveiled a second generation of its famous sport utility vehicle, Fortuner, riding on the global success of the outgoing model. The 2016 seven-seater family SUV was unveiled simultaneously last week in Australia and Thailand. No date has been fixed yet for its launch in other markets, including Nigeria. Like its other Toyota siblings, […]

FRSC: Impound trailers that fail to lash its container – Oyeyemi

FRSC: Impound trailers that fail to lash its container – Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered that any truck that failed to “lash” its container should henceforth be impounded in the country. Oyeyemi gave this order on Wednesday during a meeting with stakeholders in road haulage at his office in Abuja, following the death of 11 students of Olabisi Onabanjo University […]

Toyota, Mazda finalises partnership expansion talk

Toyota, Mazda finalises partnership expansion talk

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp are in talks to expand their technology partnership to fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), sources said on Saturday, as global automakers face rising costs to comply with stricter emission regulations, BusinessInsider writes. The two Japanese automakers already have a technology and production tie-up, and Toyota was now considering providing fuel-cell […]

Traffic obstruction: Driver gets 20hrs community service

Traffic obstruction: Driver gets 20hrs community service

A 35-year-old man, Akintunde Fasuru, was on Monday sentenced to 20 hours of community service for causing an obstruction to traffic. Fasuru was arraigned on one count of reckless driving at the Magistrate’s Court, Tinubu, Lagos Island, Punch reports. Fasuru was arrested along Ajah Road for driving in a reckless manner by stopping at an undesignated […]

A good way to explain the function of an air filter is this…

A good way to explain the function of an air filter is this…

A good way to explain the function of an automotive intake air filter is to compare it to an allergy mask. People wear these masks over their nose and mouth so that when they inhale, pollen and other particles are unable to enter the respiratory system. Because of this, only clean air enters the nose, […]

FRSC Flags off operation shield IV, Deplys 240 personnel

FRSC Flags off operation shield IV, Deplys 240 personnel

As part of renewed determination to mitigate against the prevalent occurrence of road traffic crashes and fatalities along critical corridors of the nation’s highways, the Federal Road Safety Corps has concluded plans to flag off a nationwide special intervention patrol tagged “Operation Shield IV”, slated for 25th – 29th August, 2014. According to the FRSC, […]

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria bans inter-state transportation of corpses

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria bans inter-state transportation of corpses

The National Council on Health on Ebola has declared support for a federal government ban on transportation of corpses from one state to another in order to avoid cub the deadly disease from out breaking. It stated that corpses can only be transported with waivers approved by the Federal Ministry of Health. The Council, headed by the health […]