July 21, 2024

40 Vehicles Are Impounded by the Lagos Government Due to Illegal Garages and Road Blocks

Forty automobiles have been seized by the Lagos State Government due to illegal garage operations and road blockages.

The action is a part of efforts to “restore order and ensure the free flow of traffic,” according to a statement released on Friday by Adebayo Taofiq, Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department at the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

Out of all the cars, twenty-five are private, while the remaining ones are commercial. They were confined to the Lagos neighborhoods of Oyingbo, Ijora, and Idumota.

According to the announcement, “illegal garages have been a significant challenge in our quest to maintain a seamless traffic flow in Lagos.” Sola Giwa, the governor’s special adviser on transportation, was quoted in the statement.

“These impoundments send a clear message to all offenders that public order disruptions and citizen safety risks will not be tolerated by the state.” This measure is a critical step toward our aim of creating a safe and orderly environment for all users of the road.

According to LASTMA, the locations where the vehicles were seized are “known hotspots for traffic congestion,” which are connected to unauthorized parking and the construction of temporary garages.

In addition to impeding traffic flow, these actions put pedestrians’ safety in jeopardy. The traffic management agency stated that the goal of LASTMA’s participation is to relieve these bottlenecks and improve the general traffic condition in these crucial places.

“Where illegal garages and related activities are prevalent,” according to LASTMA, other areas of the commercial nerve center will also be affected by the relocation.

Giwa urged drivers and owners of vehicles to abide by traffic laws in the state and work with law enforcement to avoid penalties.

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