Lagos Moves To Prosecute Motorists Violating Traffic Law

Motorists fond of violating traffic laws in Lagos State have been warned to desist or face sanction.

This is because the State Special Offences (Mobile) Court has said recalcitrant motorists will now be made to face the consequences of their actions under the Law.

Coordinator, Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Arinola Ogbara, gave the warning during a roadshow to create public awareness and sensitise residents on the importance of obeying the State’s traffic law.

She noted that driving against traffic, plying designated BRT corridors and obstruction of vehicular movement on the highway contravene the State Transport Reformed Law, 2018 and is punishable.

In her words: “All motorists, including private car owners, are hereby warned to henceforth desist from all forms of traffic obstructions, driving against traffic (one-way) and plying BRT corridors.

“It is disheartening to observe that recalcitrant commercial bus drivers and private car owners are in the habit of disobeying all road signs and signals in contravention of the traffic law thereby causing an impediment to free vehicular traffic across the State”, Ogbara lamented.

While highlighting the role of ‘Transportation and Traffic Management’ in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, Ogbara said the State Special Offences (Mobile) Court was created to prosecute minor offences, especially those committed by traffic offenders.

She said “the Mobile Court has deemed it necessary to sensitise members of the public on the present administration’s zero-tolerance to violation of traffic laws”.

The Coordinator, however, enjoined the public to partner the State Government towards ensuring the free flow of traffic on Lagos roads and the protection of lives and property.

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