The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says it arrested and cautioned the drivers of 10 vehicles belonging to the military on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor on Monday. The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bashir Braimah, made the disclosure to newsmen during the authority’s “Operation Stand Strong’’ to bring sanity on the state roads.
Braimah said that the programme was aimed at removing lawless road users and promoting economic activities. “Those that have no business to obey our traffic laws should not be on our roads. We don’t want lawlessness on our roads. “Whoever has no good intention should rather park his vehicle at home and allow those who have businesses in Lagos to continue with their businesses without any hindrance.
“Our focus this morning is to enforce law on BRT corridor and we have made a large number of arrest. People you expect to obey the law are the ones disobeying the law. “We have let them know that nobody is above the law,’’ Braimah said while emphasising that if caught again they would be prosecuted.
“There is law in Lagos, there is a government in Lagos and we shall maintain sanity. For today, the most erring people on BRT lane are the military officers. “Over 10 vehicles of the military were found on the BRT corridor and we are going to write the army authorities.’’ According to him, LASTMA impounded the vehicles of recalcitrant drivers and ticketed those that are civil.
He said: “If Lagosians are saying they cannot be civil with us, we are going to show them the other side of the coin. “We are going to sustain this. It is a continuous process until there is sanity on our roads. “Violators who thought they escaped will be tracked and arrested because we have photographs bearing their vehicle numbers’’.