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Dedicated BRT Lanes: Is It Now Free For All?



The dedicated BRT Lane was designed for the use of buses operating the BRT service.

The dedicated lane was structured into the BRT system to enable speedy transportation of commuters to their destinations.

By law, non-BRT vehicles are strictly prohibited from using the lane.

However, of late, it has become quite confusing as to whether that law is still in enforcement in Lagos state.

This is so because it is now a common sight to see non-BRT vehicles use the dedicated BRT lanes.

The lanes are now used by Okadas, Danfos, personal vehicles, military or police vehicles, etc.,  to escape traffic bottlenecks.

Interestingly, the once-upon-a-time efficient BRT Lane Monitoring task force appears to have gone missing.

And, curiously,  LASTMA officials– who are the primary enforcers of this law – seem to have decided to look the other way.

Violation of this law is particularly noticeable on the Ikorodu-Expressway BRT lane corridor.

Or has the law prohibiting the use of the BRT lanes by non-BRT vehicles been relaxed? is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK