Lagos instals 2,000 motorcycle, tricycle restriction signs on highways, bridges
In a renewed effort towards creating awareness on Lagos State Traffic Laws on restricted areas for the operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada, and tricycles, the state government has commenced the installation of 2,000 tricycle and motorcycle prohibition signs across the metropolis.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, yesterday, stated that a good number of the road signs indicate areas where tricycles and motorcycles operations were prohibited, warning that anyone that violates the law after this effort would be punished accordingly.
Oladeinde said the road signs, which have been mounted on major highways, including the Third Mainland Bridge, Agege Motor Road, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Expressway and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, would further create awareness on restricted areas, as prescribed by the state government.
“We urge that they comply for safety of their lives and members of the public, as we will apply the law on any erring rider that violates our law,” he stated.
He explained further that motorcycle and tricycle operations remained restricted on highways and bridges, especially in Apapa, Ikeja, Ikoyi, Surulere, Eti-Osa and Lagos Island, which according to him, would be covered adequately with the signs to engraved road safety culture in the consciousness of road users across the state.
He urged Lagos residents to cooperate with the state government’s initiatives to tackle traffic gridlock in the metropolis.
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