The Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court has warned recalcitrant motorists fond of violating the traffic law of the State to desist or be ready to face the consequences of their actions under the Law.
The Coordinator, Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Mrs. Arinola Ogbara gave the warning on Thursday during a road show to create public awareness and sensitize residents on the importance of obeying the State traffic law .
She noted that driving against traffic and plying designated (BRT) Corridors and obstruction of vehicular movement on the highway contravenes the Lagos State Transport Reformed Law, 2018 and is punishable under the law.
“All motorists, including private car owners, are hereby warned to henceforth desist from all forms of traffic obstructions, driving against traffic (one-way) and plying BRT corridors,” Ogbara said.
“It is disheartening to observe that recalcitrant commercial bus drivers and private car owners are in the habit of disobeying all road signs and signals in contravention of the traffic law thereby causing an impediment to free vehicular traffic across the State.”
While highlighting the role of ‘Transportation and Traffic Management’ in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, Ogbara said Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court was created by the State Government to prosecute minor offences especially, those committed by traffic offenders.
She stated that “the Mobile Court has deemed it necessary to sensitize members of the public on the State’s Zero tolerance to violation of traffic laws.”
The Coordinator, however, enjoined the public to partner with the Lagos State Government towards ensuring the free flow of traffic on Lagos roads and the protection of lives and properties.
Director, Public Affairs
Ministry of Justice
20th August 2021