The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit has impounded 410 motorcycles allegedly plying restricted routes in the state.
The Chairman of the agency, Shola Jejeloye, noted that over 300 motorcycles were impounded last week at Isolo, Ojodu-Berger, Ojota, Lagos Island and Surulere, while over 100 motorcycles were seized around 2nd Rainbow on Wednesday during an enforcement exercise.
Jejeloye, in a statement by the Head, Public Affairs Unit, Femi Moliki, on Thursday, stated that the agency would not rest on its oars until the disregard for traffic rules and regulations reduced drastically among commercial motorcyclists in the state.
The statement read in part, “The agency will do all that is within its power to enforce the restriction of motorcycles on Lagos highways and bridges. It is disturbing that motorcyclists are refusing to comply with the Lagos traffic law restricting them from operating on highways and bridges.
“The traffic law was made in the best interest of the general public and enforcing the law is like assisting recalcitrant motorcyclists from killing themselves and endangering the lives of other road users.”