LASTMA threatens clampdown on BRT drivers


LASTMA GM, Bolaji OreagbaThe Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Wednesday said plans had been concluded to enforce traffic laws on some recalcitrant Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority bus drivers across the state.

The agency’s spokesperson, Taofiq Adebayo, in a statement, said the General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, made the statement during a courtesy visit by the management staff of LAMATA at the LASTMA headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

Adebayo, while quoting Oreagba, said the enforcement of traffic laws on reckless BRT bus operators became imperative following a series of complaints from members of the public on the recalcitrant attitude of some of the drivers, particularly at major intersections across the metropolis.

He said, “It would no longer be business as usual for some of the BRT drivers who regularly violate traffic rules and regulations without regard thereby causing avoidable traffic obstructions on major roads across the state.

“Any LAMATA bus driver caught driving dangerously, plying one-way, or causing willful obstructions and dropping passengers at undesignated bus stops, or disobeying traffic officers/traffic lights would be dealt with under the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.

“LAMATA as a management must as a matter of urgency engage experts on transportation management to train and retrain their drivers to checkmate their excesses.”

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