Lagos Warns Against Picking, Dropping Of Passengers In Unauthorised Places
The Permanent Secretary emphasised that the State Government has zero tolerance for avoidable gridlock and traffic congestion adding that garages modified to markets without authorisation should be reverted to the original and intended usage.
According to him, it is the belief of the current administration that if commercial vehicles comply with all laid down traffic rules and regulations, it will reduce the level of recklessness on the highways and by implication reduce the hours wasted in traffic.
Salaam said that non-compliance with the laws is viewed as recklessness under section 51, 52 and 53 of the State Traffic Laws and in the event of accidents, violators are liable to a fine of N50,000 to N100,000 and a jail term ranging from three months.
“In case of death, the offender will be liable to seven years or more jail term, including the suspension of the his driver’s license”, he added.
The Permanent Secretary reminded drivers that measures have been put in place to checkmate traffic law violation, including the installation of Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras in strategic places to monitor and apprehend violators and reduce human interface with motorists.