The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) assures Lagosians of adequate traffic control during and after yuletide.
LASTMA advised all motorists to obey traffic rules in order to achieve a traffic-free Lagos.
It also urged motorists to maintain speed limits as they embark on their journeys into, within and outside Lagos.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has assured Lagosians that traffic personnel will be fully on ground to manage traffic before, during and after the festive period.
Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager of LASTMA gave the assurance during a strategic meeting held with the Comptrollers and Zonal Heads at LASTMA Headquarters in OSHODI.
He noted that the yuletide season is usually characterised by a high volume of vehicular movements, hence advised all motorists to obey traffic rules in order to achieve a traffic-free Lagos.
His words: “All motorists are urged to maintain speed limits as they embark on their journeys into, within and outside Lagos. Entry and exit points into Lagos will be fully manned by our officers for adequate control and management of traffic.”
“Major entry/exit roads in Lagos, like Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Abeokuta, Lagos-Badagry, Lekki-Epe Expressways and Lagos-Ikorodu-Sagamu Highway, would be adequately covered by our personnel for smooth and seamless traffic flow. Major road intersections would not be left out in our strategic coverage to ensure free traffic flow”.
Oreagba added that LASTMA officers’ presence would be felt across all the major road intersections with regular and consistent patrols, especially notorious traffic flashpoint.
He implored all road users to adhere strictly to the traffic laws at all times to avoid accidents as well as to prevent avoidable arrest and prosecution.
“Everybody prays to experience a joyous season. However, to be alive to witness the season and even beyond the season, we must, therefore, be moderate in the celebration of the season.
“Do not drink and drive and don’t endanger yourself and other road users while on the road, as the law will not be spared in dealing with errant road users who want to infringe on other people’s rights to use the roads safely”