Police launch operation to restore sanity on Lagos roads

The Lagos State Police Command yesterday declared war against traffic offenders in the state, particularly those who drive against traffic.

Te Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal  said the ‘Operation Restore Sanity in Lagos’ is to ensure all motorists, no matter their status in the society to adhere to traffic rules, or have their vehicles impounded. The exercise, according to the command boss, is expected to begin today, between 6am and 6pm.

At a meeting with stakeholders comprising members of transport unions and other traffic agencies, at the Police Officers Wives, POWA hall, Ikeja, Edgal, disclosed that 650 policemen had been deployed to man and arrest offenders at designated routes in Lagos.

He said any motorist, motorcyclist or tricyclist, be he private or commercial, caught driving against traffic or found without driver’s licence, will be arrested. Lamenting the menace caused by traffic offenders in Lagos, Edgal said “the impunity with which traffic laws are being flouted has called for caution and it won’t be acceptable anymore, even with law enforcement officers. Lagosians and visitors disobey traffic laws as regards driving against traffic, driving on BRT lanes and driving without required documents. We must collectively fight this in order to restore orderliness on our roads”.


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