The Lagos State Government has again warned motorists, especially commercial bus drivers, to desist from driving against traffic in violation of the State Traffic Law .
According to a statement by the LASG , the Commissioner for Transportation , Dr Frederic Oladeinde , gave the warning on Friday, stressing that the high rate of traffic violations in such areas as Ojota , Ajah and Eko Bridge were regrettable .
He urged all road users to refrain from such ignoble acts before the law caught up with them , as motorists, private and public, arrested would be prosecuted and have their vehicles impounded and crushed .
He said , “ We will not condone driving against traffic from either public or private motorists. This is , therefore, to sound a note of warning to violators as drastic actions will be taken against anyone caught . ”
Oladeinde said a plan was underway for a joint enforcement exercise involving the state ’ s traffic apparatus and the police to ensure a robust and firm enforcement framework and appealed to the citizenry to avoid being victims.
“ We will start making arrests within the ambit of the law; do not be a victim . We trust that you will cooperate with the government ,” he said .