The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) is set to enforce the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012 around all filling stations across state.
Disclosing that there should be vehicular sanity around all filling stations across the state irrespective of the fuel situation, Chairman of Lagos Task Force, Superintendent of Police, SP, Olayinka Egbeyemi, made this known during an operation to clear traffic around filling stations, warning that government would no longer condone parking at obstruction zones around filling stations, causing traffic gridlock on the roads.
The operation which took place in Ikeja, local airport road, Oshodi and Mushin had over 60 motorcycles impounded plying restricted routes and the arrest of 10 persons for hawking fuel by road sides around filling stations. Out of 25 miscreants arrested including those hawking fuel by road sides around filling stations, 10 were screened out, while the remaining 15 would be charged to court for various environmental offenses in accordance to the law.
Egbeyemi threatened that any motorist who park illegally at any locations, thereby causing obstruction to other road users or free flow of traffic, would have his vehicle impounded and charged to court.
Members of the public were further warned to stop paying touts for illegally parking of their vehicles on road sides, kerbs and walkways as the Lagos Mobile Courts is moving across the state to dispense judgement on any contraventions to both Lagos Road Traffic Laws of 2012 and Lagos State Environmental Laws.
Recall that earlier last week, while addressing the police and paramilitary officers working with the task force unit, Egbeyemi said that the task force would also crack down on streets in Lagos state, which had failed to open their gates between 5am and 12 am, while urging road users across the state to always adhere to the law guiding the conduct of drivers in Lagos.