The Lagos State government has approached drivers in the state to consent
to the arrangements of the State Traffic Laws to stay away from it consequences.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, who decided in an announcement on Tuesday cautioned that the legislature would not dither to bring the full weight of the law on wrongdoers.
He said motorists must be reminded that violators of the law risk between one and three years imprisonment and forfeiture of their vehicles to the state government.
“Lagos State Government remains committed to enforcement of Law and Order to make living in the State an enjoyable and stress-free experience,” he said in a statement from the State Ministry of Justice.
The commissioner said the Ministry of Justice, through the Mobile Courts, would intensify effort to prosecute the lawlessness of unruly motorists to restore sanity on Lagos roads.
This development, according to him, is in line with governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s directive on efforts of the government to curb the lawlessness of some motorists, which in recent times, had led to gridlock and caused untold hardship for commuters in the state.
Kazeem specifically said the ministry would ensure full implementation and compliance with the Road Traffic Law and other extant laws on road management applicable in the state.
According to the attorney general, Schedule I of the said law lists various traffic violations such as disobeying traffic control personnel and assault on their person, parking on a yellow line, use of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route by unauthorized vehicle, among others as offences that would be strictly prosecuted.
He, therefore, advised members of the public to be law abiding and cooperate with traffic officials in ensuring compliance and sanity on the roads.