The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (TASKFORCE) has concluded arrangements to arraign 60 arrested vehicle owners/drivers for various traffic offences, including driving against traffic (one-way), on BRT lane and causing road obstructions over the weekend in Lagos.
Chairman of the Agency, SP Sola Jejeloye, who led the enforcement team during the exercise, disclosed that the 60 traffic offenders were apprehended at different parts of the State for various traffic violations in contravention of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.
The Chairman stated that it is worrisome seeing both educated private car owners and commercial bus drivers driving against traffic or causing road obstructions to other road users on major roads across the State.
In his words: “Honestly, it is disheartening that with the high level of enlightenment campaigns and several warnings by the government, motorists including private car owners would still be driving against traffic with total disregard for others; without fear of injuring innocent passers-by or causing collusion with on-coming vehicles”.
“The Agency will continue to enforce the State Traffic Law in order to check the excesses of motorists who drive with impunity on our roads”, he added.
The Chairman commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the donation of additional operational vehicles for the exercise tagged ‘Anti One-Way’, to further boost traffic enforcement operations by the Agency.
SP Jejeloye confirmed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has directed that the enforcement operations on motorists driving against traffic, on BRT corridors and road obstructions be intensified in every part of the State.
The Chairman, however, urged motorists to desist from driving against traffic and obey the various traffic signs conspicuously displayed on all roads across the city by the Government.