LASTMA warns security personnel Against Flouting traffic regulations across States
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA), has urged security personnel to desist from disobeying traffic rules and regulations across various States.
This is even as the agency has successfully contravened two private vehicles for allegedly flouting Traffic Laws At Iyana-oworo, Lagos
Responding to series of complaints as tendered by motoring public on a regular traffic gridlocks every evening from University of Lagos waterfront on 3rd Mainland Bridge inward Iyawo-Oworo, the Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA yesterday night carried out an enforcement operations and contravened two private vehicles for flouting traffic Laws at Iyana-Oworo.
The Acting General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare Oki who led the enforcement exercise that lasted between 6pm to 10pm disclosed that investigations conducted revealed that despite the standard Bus-stop provided by the Government at Iyana-Oworo, both private and commercial bus drivers still prefers to be dropping and picking passengers by the road side thereby causing serious traffic back log for motorists on daily basis.
He confirmed that the Agency had deployed Officers to managing and controlling traffic with empathy at different locations across the State.
The Acting General Manager stressed that under his watch activities of LASTMA Officers while discharging their statutory duties by ensuring unimpeded free flow of traffic would be closely monitored with the on-going re-organization within Surveillance and Monitoring Unit in order meet up with public expectations on Management of Traffic.
Mr. Oki said the Agency would not relent until zero tolerance on traffic gridlocks is achieved.
While imploring motorists to always obey traffic Laws as enshrined inside the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, he however called on security personnel to part of the crusade by obeying traffic laws as anyone caught would be charged to the Lagos State Mobile Courts.
Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA.