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LASTMA Impounds Another 40 Vehicles Over Illegal Garages, Road Obstructions

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LASTMA impounds another 40 vehicles over illegal garages, obstructions at Oyingbo, Ijora and Idumota area of Lagos.

Agency said that revealed that the targeted areas are known hotspots for traffic congestion due to unauthorized parking.

LASTMA has also assured the public that the operation will be sustained and extended to other parts of the city.

LASTMA Impounds Another 40 Vehicles Over Illegal Garages, Road Obstructions - autojosh





The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says it has impounded another 25 commercial and 15 private vehicles operating illegal garages and causing serious road obstructions around Oyingbo, Ijora, and Idumota areas of Lagos.

In a statement, LASTMA said that the operation, which began in recent weeks, specifically targeted illegal garages that have been a persistent source of congestion and inconvenience for residents and commuters.

Speaking on the exercise, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa, said that the operation is part of a broader initiative by the Lagos State Government to enhance the efficiency of the city’s transportation network.

He emphasized the government’s commitment to maintaining law and order on the roads, ensuring that all traffic regulations are strictly enforced.

“Illegal garages have been a significant challenge in our quest to maintain a seamless traffic flow in Lagos. These impoundments send a strong message to all offenders that the state will not tolerate activities that disrupt public order and endanger the lives of our citizens.”

“Our goal is to create a safe and orderly environment for all road users and this action is a crucial step in that direction.”

LASTMA Impounds Another 40 Vehicles Over Illegal Garages, Road Obstructions - autojosh





LASTMA also revealed that the targeted areas, Oyingbo, Ijora and Idumota, are known hotspots for traffic congestion due to unauthorized parking and the establishment of makeshift garages.

LASTMA notes that these activities not only obstruct the free movement of vehicles but also pose safety risks to pedestrians, adding that its intervention aims to clear these bottlenecks and enhance the overall traffic situation in these critical areas.

“Residents and business owners have expressed their support for the government’s action, noting the positive impact it will have on their daily activities.”

LASTMA has also assured the public that the operation will be sustained and extended to other parts of the city where illegal garages and related activities are prevalent.

While urging all vehicle owners and operators to adhere to the state’s traffic regulations and cooperate with authorities to avoid sanctions, Giwa reiterated that the government’s primary objective is to create a better and more livable Lagos for everyone.





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