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LASTMA Impounds 100 Vechicles For Parking Illegally On Bridges

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have impounded over 100 private and commercial vehicles operating illegal parking/garages on bridges across the State.

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa who led the enforcement operations, disclosed that the exercise was carried out after expiration of a 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ issued (Monday, 16th of October, 2023) to motorists and commercial bus drivers to vacate all illegal parking/garages on bridges.

Giwa said the enforcement operations was aimed to totally remove infractions impeding the free flow of traffic on bridges.

He confirmed that the 100 vehicles were contravened at Ejalonibu, Obalende, Apongbon Ebute-Ero, Idumota (Cater) bridges on Lagos Island.

Sanwo-Olu’s aide described it as nauseating seeing private/commercial bus drivers constitute public nuisance by operating illegal parking/garages on bridges, thereby causing avoidable traffic gridlock and inconveniencing other motorists and road users.

According to Giwa, the enforcement operations would be a continuous exercise until zero tolerance on activities of commercial bus drivers operating illegal parking/garages on bridges is achieved in line with the ‘Theme+’ agenda of the present administration.

“We would continue to ensure free flow of traffic movement by scaling up our enforcement and clampdown operations on these stubborn private/commercial bus drivers”, said Giwa.

He maintained that activities of the recalcitrants commercial bus drivers contravene provisions of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

Giwa, however, revealed that all the contravened vehicles would be immediately charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecutions.

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