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LASTMA Impounds 9,370 Private And Public Vehicles For Traffic Offences Betw Jan And June 2024

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Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) impounds 9,370 vehicles for traffic offences in six months.

Of the 9,370 vehicles impounded between January and June 2024 for various traffic violations, he said 3,034 were private vehicles.

LASTMA boss said the impounded private vehicles comprised 1,849 cars, 549 buses and 636 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs).

Bakare-Oki urged the motoring public, especially motorists to obey all traffic rules and regulations and to respect traffic managers.





LASTMA Impounds 9,370 Private And Public Vehicles For Traffic Offences Betw Jan And June 2024 - autojosh

The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, says that the agency impounded 9,370 vehicles between January and end of June 2024 for various traffic violations.

Bakare-Oki gave the figure on Sunday (today) during a meeting with relevant stakeholders in the transportation industry. According to the General Manager, “256 casualties were recorded during this period.”

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Of the 9,370 vehicles impounded between January and June 2024 for various traffic violations, he said 3,034 were private vehicles, adding that they comprised 1,849 cars, 549 buses and 636 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs).

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“In the last six months, it has been a mix of good, bad, and ugly, but we have managed to overcome many challenges, particularly in training and retraining our personnel,” Bakare-Oki said.





He revealed that over 900 personnel were trained by the Nigerian Police Lagos Command, while more than 1,200 traffic officers received training from three different consultants on leadership skills, emotional intelligence, customer care, and incident management.

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“We have successfully trained 2,000 of our staff, both internally and externally. We are undertaking these initiatives to improve our service delivery to Lagos residents. LASTMA aims to rebuild public confidence, particularly in public relations.”

Bakare-Oki urged the motoring public, especially motorists to obey all traffic rules and regulations and to respect traffic managers. He announced that the authority’s call center would be launched soon and would be toll-free, accommodating English, Yoruba, and Pidgin to facilitate feedback.





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