Taskforce pledges total enforcement of traffic laws in Lagos


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The newly appointed Chairman of Lagos Task Force on Traffic management, Mr Saheed Egbeyemi, on Monday pledged to ensure total enforcement of traffic laws in the state.

He therefore urged the Police and Paramilitary officers to be more dedicated in service and proactive to duty.

Egbeyemi, who is a Superintendent of Police, made the call while addressing police and paramilitary officers working with the agency.

He also urged them to ensure the enforcement of the Lagos Road Traffic Laws of 2012.

Egbeyemi, however, noted that there was a lot of work to be carried out.

“The Agency will not relent in enforcing the Lagos Road Traffic Laws of 2012.

“We, therefore, urge road users across the state to always adhere strictly to regulations guiding conduct of drivers in Lagos.

“Any motorists caught disobeying the laws by either driving against traffic or causing obstructions on roads.

“By packing illegally or picking and dropping passengers at un-approved locations will have his or her vehicle impounded according to the laws,’’ he said.

On motorcycle operators, the chairman pledged total clamp down on those who either voluntarily or otherwise ply restricted routes across the state.

He said that since he resumed as chairman of the agency on March 14, no fewer than 57 ‘Okada’ have been impounded.

According to him, 75 street traders have also been apprehended and charged to court accordingly.

Egbeyemi warned those hawking fuel in jerry cans along highways and other roads across the state to desist from doing so.

He warned that henceforth anyone caught would be charged to court and also have his fuel confiscated.

He equally warned petrol attendants to stop dispensing fuel into jerry-cans for their customers in order to discourage storage of fuel in homes which he said could cause fire outbreak. (NAN)

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