The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today warned motorists particularly commercial bus operators against contravening traffic laws around the new Apongbon Bridge, CMS Bridge down to Marina on Lagos Island.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba disclosed this during his working visit with the Enforcement and Compliance team of the Authority to Apongbon Bridge on Lagos Island.
Mr. Oreagba warned motorists including commercial bus drivers to desist from parking indiscriminately on roadsides, Kerbs, Walkways and Setbacks to avoid obstructing the free movement of vehicles and other road users.
In his words, “Let me send a strong warning to every motoring public, particularly commercial bus drivers to immediately desist from illegally loading and dropping passengers on both Apongbon and CMS Bridges, as anyone caught would be prosecuted at the Lagos State Mobile Court.
“The newly introduced Traffic Management Solutions (TMS) cameras would bring sanity, transparency, orderliness, civility and voluntary compliance on traffic management and control on our roads across Lagos”, he added.
Representative of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Lagos Island Branch E, Chairman Mr. Idowu Onikoyi confirmed that they had set up a Task Force to dislodge errant commercial bus drivers.
He disclosed that they have already embarked on a proper enlightenment campaign for all their members, including traders around the entire Apongbon Bridge on the need to comply with the directive of the State Government.