Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said its enforcement team seized 20 (painted/unpainted) commercial vehicles on the Apongbon Bridge and Ikorodu roundabouts over the weekend, pointing out that it has begun exercise to ensure free flow. of traffic and a total fight against commercial buses that operate illegal garages/parks on bridges and roundabouts in the state.
The General Director of the Authority, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, made this known in a press release made available to journalists by the Director of the Public Affairs Department, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, saying that the owners of the commercial buses /cars on bridges and roundabouts across the state violates the 2018 Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law.
Oreagba denounced the activities of the affected owners and drivers, saying it was sickening to see them causing public nuisance by working illegally on bridges and roundabouts, creating an avoidable traffic jam and hindering other motorists and road users.
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According to LASTMA’s boss, the Authority’s enforcement unit had to begin exercise at Apongbon Bridge and Ikorodu roundabouts after the unruly drivers who refused to work in government-designated garages and parks in the state failed to heed several warnings. issued to them.
However, he swore that the Authority would not rest on its belts in curbing illegal activities of the unruly commercial bus/car operators as he says the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration spent huge resources building standard bus terminals in every part. of the state.
“We would continue to ensure the free flow of traffic around bridges and roundabouts throughout the state by ramping up our enforcement and suppression operations against these stubborn commercial bus owners who operate illegal parks, garages and auto markets in the state,” Oreagba said. .
In a similar vein, Mr Odunuga Olukayode, the head of LASTMA’s enforcement unit, said the Agency is committed to continuing to curb the nefarious activities of disobedient commercial vehicle operators until zero tolerance for illegal garages and parks across Europe is achieved. the state.
Odunuga revealed that the arrested drivers of the 20 seized commercial buses had each been fined N10,000 after all of them pleaded guilty to their charges when taken before a mobile court.
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LASTMA seizes 20 commercial vehicles in illegal parks, garages