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LASTMA arrests 19 vehicles for contravention

By Benjamin Alade 
06 September 2022   |   2:08 am
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arrested 19 vehicles for indiscriminate illegal parking of vehicles, garages and parks.


Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arrested 19 vehicles for indiscriminate illegal parking of vehicles, garages and parks.

The arrest followed continuous perennial traffic gridlock experienced around Apongbon inwards and outwards Lagos Island.
General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, said the on-going total clampdown embarked upon by the Authority was to generally ease traffic flow to motorists, particularly during ‘Ember Months’ across the state.
Oreagba disclosed that study revealed that perennial traffic gridlock experienced by motorists is caused by recalcitrant drivers, who do not want to comply with the State Traffic Laws and Regulations.
He said the on-going total enforcement is expected to cover major identified spots  and is being coordinated by the Core Operations Commands (COC) from LASTMA Headquarters at Oshodi.
He said:”I must implore law abiding citizens of Lagos State, especially motorists, to adhere strictly to the traffic law of the state not to run afoul of the law, which has consequences. We must all have a positive attitude towards obeying the law of the state, which was made to ensure orderliness and fast-paced socio-economic improvement of individuals, corporate entities and generality of the people.”
While assuring of the authority’s commitment in ensuring free flow of traffic on all roads, Oreagba urged drivers and road users to be compliant with traffic laws, to realise the ‘Smart City’ vision in Lagos.
He also called on LASTMA officials to be more dedicated to effective traffic monitoring and management across the metropolis.
Speaking, Director of Operations, Mr. Peter Gbejemede, confirmed that drivers/owners of apprehended vehicles would be arraigned at Lagos Mobile Court to serve as deterrence to others.

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