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Lagos Gov., Sanwo-Olu Apprehends Traffic Defaulters At CMS, Apogbon Bridge - Photos

The Lagos State Gov., Mr Babatunde Sanwo-Olu has appended motorists that pass through one-way on Thursday. The governor was coming with his entourage when he arrested motorists and Okada riders on the CMS-Apgbon Bridge in Lagos Island, the riders left their lane and decided to pass through one-way which is against the traffic law in Lagos State.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu stressed that there is no excuse for road users to break traffic rules.

The Governor said,

"There's no excuse for road users to break traffic rules by taking one-way and going against traffic. Today was an unlucky day for perpetrators of this selfish and disorderly act. Behaviour such as this will not be tolerated. Let's not make total bedlam of our roads."

A close look into the Lagos Traffic Law and their punishments.

Penalties for Neglect of Traffic Directions.

Where an officer of the Authority is for the time being engaged in the regulation of traffic on a highway, or where any traffic sign being a sign for regulating the movement of traffic or indicating the route to be followed by vehicle has been lawfully placed on or near a highway in accordance with the provisions of this Law, any person driving or propelling any vehicle, who-

(a) Neglects or refuses to stop the vehicle or to make it proceed or to keep to a particular lane or direction of traffic when directed to do so by the officer in the execution of his duty; or

(b) Drives his vehicle against oncoming traffic or fails to conform to the direction or indication given by the traffic sign, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on conviction for:
(i) 1st offender one (1) year imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State;
(ii) 2nd and subsequent offender three (3) years imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State.

(c) All offenders shall have their data and biometrics captured.

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