Traffic Gridlock : LASTMA officials apprehends another 19 vehicles on Lagos Island due to illegal parking.
It follows last week’s seizure of 20 commercial vehicles at Apongbon Bridge and Ikorodu Roundabouts.
LASTMA said the exercise was to ease off traffic flow, particularly this approaching ‘Ember Months’ across the State.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has apprehended another 19 vehicles as it continues the efforts to completely eradicate the traffic gridlock usually experienced around Apongbon inwards and outwards Lagos Island.
LASTMA’s latest exercise follows last week’s seizure of 20 commercial vehicles operating illegal garages and parks at Apongbon Bridge and Ikorodu Roundabouts.
The General Manager, (LASTMA) Mr Bolaji Oreagba disclosed that the on-going total clampdown exercise embarked upon by the Authority was to generally ease off traffic flow to motorists particularly this approaching ‘Ember Months’ across the State.
He said that the on-going total Enforcement exercise which is expected to cover major identified spots is being coordinated by the Core Operations Commands (COC) from LASTMA Headquarters at Oshodi.
“I must implore law abiding citizens of Lagos State, especially motorists, to adhere strictly to the traffic law of the State in order not to run afoul of the law which has consequences.
“We must all have a positive attitude towards obeying the law of the State which was made to ensure orderliness and fast-paced socio-economic improvement of individuals, corporate entities and generality of the people”.
While assuring members of the public of the Authority’s commitment in ensuring free flow of traffic on all our roads, Oreagba urged drivers and general road users to be compliant with traffic laws, to make the ‘Smart City’ vision achievable in Lagos.
Speaking in the same vein, Mr. Peter Gbejemede, the Director of Operations, confirmed that immediately after the enforcement operations around Apongbon, CMS and Iyana-Oworo traffic was observed to flow better for motorists.
Gbejemede, who led the team, maintained that drivers/owners of these new additional 19 apprehended vehicles would be arraigned at Lagos Mobile Court to serve as deterrent to others.