The governor announced the warning on his Instagram account yesterday where he published photos of how he arrested some violators of the law.
In the Instagram post, the governor captioned it thus:
“Driving against traffic is not only breaking the law. It is also endangering the lives of innocent road users.
There is simply no excuse for this, and it will not be tolerated.
Today was an unlucky day for perpetrators of this selfish and disorderly act.
Behaviour such as this will not be tolerated. Let’s not make total bedlam of our roads”.
In a related story,the RRS (Rapid Response Squad) tweeted about the implications of violating the law against driving against traffic. See the message below.
Penalties For Neglect of Traffic Directions.
Any person driving or propelling any vehicle, who-
(a) Neglects or refuses to stop the vehicle or to make it proceed or to keep to a particular lane or direction of traffic when directed to do so by the officer in the execution of his duty; or
(b) Drives his vehicle against oncoming traffic or fails to conform to the direction or indication given by the traffic sign, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on conviction for:
(i) 1st offender one (1) year imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State;
(ii) 2nd and subsequent offender three (3) years imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State.
(c) All offenders shall have their data and biometrics captured.
In Lagos state, the penalty for driving against traffic is a 3 years jail sentence.
Will Governor Sanwo-Olu enforce this law against the defaulters he caught yesterday?