LASTMA to clamp downon motorists driving against traffic on Airport Road
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) yesterday warned stakeholders in the aviation sector and members of the public to henceforth desist from flouting the State Traffic Law with regard to driving against traffic on Airport Road, failure of which appropriate provisions of the law would apply.
Speaking during a joint enforcement carried out in the axis by LASTMA and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command, General Manager of the agency, Mr. Olawale Musa, said government had been inundated with several reports of motorists driving against traffic in the corridor and that it would not allow such illegality to continue.
While addressing the aviation stakeholders, which included members of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport chapters of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents and National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, the LASTMA GM said it had been observed that operators in the axis and members of the public were flouting the State Traffic Law with attendant dangers on other road users, as well as lives and property.
He said the development was also hindering the ongoing massive expansion and reconstruction of the Airport Road.Also speaking, RRS Commander, Olatunji Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of police (ACP), said the police would work with LASTMA to ensure sanity and compliance with the relevant traffic laws in the axis and all parts of the State.
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