Lagos task force set to enforce traffic laws at filling stations

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) has expressed readiness to enforce the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012 around all filling stations across state.

The Chairman of Lagos Task Force, Supetintendent of Police, SP, Olayinka Egbeyemi, speaking during an operation to clear traffic around filling stations, yesterday, disclosed that there should be vehicular sanity around all filling stations across the state irrespective of the fuel situation. He warned that government would no longer condon parking at obstruction zones around filling stations, causing traffic grillock on the roads. Egbeyemi however, disclosed that over 60 motorcycles, popularly called “okada” plying restricted routes were impounded during the operation carried out around Ikeja, local airport road, Oshodi and Mushin. 

He threatened that any motorist who park illegally at any locations, thereby causing obstruction to other road users or free flow of traffic, would have his vehicle impounded and charged to court. He said out of 25 miscreants arrested including those hawking fuel by road sides around filling stations.   , 10 were screened out, while the remaining 15 would be charged to court for various environmental offenses in accordance to the law. He therefore, warned members of the public to stop paying touts for illegally parking of their vehicles on road sides, kerbs and walkways as the Lagos Mobile Courts is moving across the state to dispense judgement on any contraventions to both Lagos Road Traffic Laws of 2012 and Lagos State Environmental Laws.