While reckless driving and annoying traffic gridlock might be a “norm” in Lagos state, a special task force seems ready to tackle these recurring issues at least for now. Fresh reports claim that the Lagos State Environmental & Special Offences Unit says it will soon begin to arrest and prosecute traffic violators across the state. The special taskforce seems disturbed by the recent reports of unnecessary traffic gridlocks caused by some Lagos motorists who are fond of driving recklessly and violating traffic rules.
Special taskforce in Lagos state says it will soon begin arresting and prosecuting traffic violators who usually cause gridlock
According to press reports, the special task force has vowed to deal with any motorists or commercial bus drivers caught violating the Lagos Transport Reformed Law of 2018. CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, the Chairman of the taskforce asserted this development on Monday, November 2 while also confirming that other agencies will join in enforcing the traffic laws.
CSP Egbeyemi reportedly advised all private car owners and commercial drivers in Lagos to henceforth abide by the Lagos state traffic laws to avoid being prosecuted by the taskforce. He specifically enjoined Lagos motorists to comply with traffic rules guiding the BRT corridors and also warned against violating “One-Way” rules. The Chairman further said that it is annoying to see many car owners in Lagos disobeying traffic signs and thereby causing unnecessary gridlock all over the state. Similarly, he extended his warnings to commercial motorcycle and tricycle (Keke Napep) operators, stating that they will also not be spared if caught by the taskforce.
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For those who do not know just how annoying the perpetual Lagos traffic gridlock can be, watch this video below to hear the comments of some Lagos commuters.
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