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Lagos Impounds 9,370 Vehicles Over Traffic Offences In 6 Months

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Lagos State Government through the state Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has impounded 9,370 vehicles with 256 casualties recorded from January 2024 to June 2024, specifically, six months for various alleged traffic violations across the metropolis.

However, in a fresh enforcement, the Traffic Monitoring and Investigation Unit, TMI, of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, MOT, as it embarked on an enforcement drive has impounded 22 vehicles found to have contravened various traffic offences.

State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, who disclosed the seizure of 22 vehicles, said enforcement drive, which took place in the Ikeja, Ogba, Billings Way, and Berger areas was targeted towards improved traffic management and road safety.

The offences committed include; illegal conversion of laybys and walkways into motor parks, unauthorized stopping on highways, indiscriminate parking, and the use of lay-bys, walkways as showrooms by car dealers, among other violations.

Osiyemi explained TMI of the ministry would continue to monitor and apprehend violators daily to maintain free flow of traffic and safeguard motorists.

He reiterated that the enforcement operations will target both commercial and private vehicles that violate Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.

Osiyemi further commended the state taskforce for the feat recorded in the enforcement of illegal activities of transport operators even as he urged for compliance by residents to avoid penalties as well as contribute to a safer, more orderly traffic system.

9,370 vehicles impounded in 6 months


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