Archive LASG deploys alternative strategy to apprehend traffic offenders

LASG deploys alternative strategy to apprehend traffic offenders

-

- Advertisment -

Lagos State Government, in its bid to ensure free flow of traffic, has directed the State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Officials to employ the system of booking traffic offenders, rather than impounding their vehicles which is fraught with a lot of inconveniences.

The directive was handed down today to the officials of the Agency by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu while briefing them on new Government’s policy thrust in the transportation sector.

While government appreciates their invaluable contribution to the current traffic situation in the State, he said more emphasis should be placed on free flow of traffic and less on arrests.

According to him, “the new traffic maintenance system would ensure that traffic offenders are booked and given a grace period for payment, while defaulters would be apprehended at home through the detailed information on the motor vehicle database”.

He said LASTMA Officials are a reflection of the State Government, and they should ensure that their activities add value to the State Government’s covenant with Lagosians which is geared toward making life easier for the residents.

While urging Lagosians to reciprocate government’s gesture by obeying all traffic laws and regulations, he called on all motorists, whose vehicles have been apprehended by LASTMA in the past, to visit the appropriate LASTMA depot for claim of their vehicles after proper documentation, assuring them of a more flexible process for prompt service delivery.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living With Dissabilities (JONAPWD ) in Lagos state has commanded Babajide...

Groups Call On Judicial Panels Of Inquiry To Dispense Justice On Victims, Survivors Of Police Brutality

Kenneth Afor | The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN Foundation) has...

COVID-19 Second Wave: FG Urged To Ban Flights From Britain, Others

By Ijeoma Ukazu | With some countries currently experiencing the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, the Health Writers’ Association...

“I am not distracted by calls for 2023 presidential race” — Yahaya Bello

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has said calls for him to contest in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election is...

AfDB Provides $25m To Boost Low-Carbon Energy Generation

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Monday, December 14, 2020 approved $15 million from the Sustainable Energy...

Civil Defence Receives COVID-19 Testing Equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu on Friday in his office received Covid...

Must read

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: