Task Force arrests 4 vehicles owners, impounds 17 motorcycles for driving against traffic

Operatives of the state task force have arrested four private vehicles owners/drivers and impounded 17 motorcycles for driving/plying against traffic.

The task force said the enforcement operation, led by the agency chairman, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, was due to series of complaints from people around Iyana-Ipaja, Pen-Cinema, Air-port Road, Ile-zik and Fagba areas.

Egbeyemi, in a statement issued by the Agency’s spokesperson, Mr Adebayo Taofiq, stated that people around these areas complained that at peak hours of the day, some people drove and rode motorcycles, including tricycles, against traffic thereby causing accidents, which had led to the death of many people while some had parts of their body amputated due to human carelessness.

Egbeyemi confirmed that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, had directed that drivers/owners of those vehicles, as well as riders of the impounded motorcycles, be immediately charged to court for various traffic offences as contained in the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012.

He disclosed that every section of the state road traffic laws must be obeyed by every road user, including motorcycles and tricycle operators across the state.