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Lagos impounds 60 vehicles over traffic offences


Lagos State government has impounded 60 vehicles over various traffic offences.

The state Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) Chairman, Shola Jejeloye, in a statement by Adebayo Taofiq, yesterday, said the offences included driving against traffic (one-way), driving on BRT lanes by unauthorised vehicle drivers and causing road obstructions.

He said the traffic offenders were arrested at various parts of the state for contravening the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.

He said: “It is worrisome seeing both educated private car owners and commercial bus drivers driving against traffic or causing road obstructions to other road users across the state.

“Honestly, it is painful that with the high level of enlightenment campaigns and serious warnings by the government, motorists still violate traffic laws.

“They drive against traffic with total disregard, without fear of crushing innocent passers-by or causing a collision with oncoming vehicles.

“The agency will keep enhancing the enforcement of the law, which has been checking impunity on our roads.”

The chairman commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the donation of additional operational vehicles to the task force for the exercise tagged ‘Anti One-Way’ to further boost traffic enforcement operations.

Jejeloye urged motorists to desist from driving against traffic and obey the various traffic signs conspicuously displayed.




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