Fuel scarcity: LASTMA cautions motorists against congesting roads around filling stations
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has cautioned motorists queuing up for fuel at different filling stations not to cause serious traffic and hamper other road users.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba said this yesterday, while deploying more officers on monitoring of traffic around filling stations across the state.
Oreagba disclosed that the deployment became imperative following reports of long queues around filling stations, caused by motorists parking indiscriminately and blocking roads while queuing up and waiting to buy fuel.
He expressed displeasure at the disorderly behaviour of drivers who queue up haphazardly and disrupt traffic flow around various petrol stations.
He urged petrol marketers to ensure that products are sold in orderly manner, so as not to infringe on the rights of other road users .
He said: “The scarcity of fuel being experienced is not an excuse to block and impede traffic flows across Lagos.
“We want our roads to be free. We do not want fuel queues to constitute a burden for other road users in Lagos.”
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