Lagos Taskforce impounds 497 motorcycles: Ensuring Road Safety and Compliance.
In a bid to enforce traffic laws and ensure public safety, the Lagos State Taskforce on Environment and Special Offences Enforcement Unit has impounded 497 commercial motorcycles across various areas in the state.
Spokesperson for the agency, Mr. Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, disclosed this in a statement released to the media on Monday in Lagos. This recent operation comes after more than 900 motorcycles were seized in January for violating traffic regulations, particularly by traversing restricted roads.
The crackdown targeted hotspots including Doyin Bus Stop on Orile/Iganmu Road, Alakija, Iyana Iba, Igbo-Elerin, Festac Link Bridge, and Igando. Abdulraheem emphasized the agency’s commitment to upholding traffic rules and ensuring orderliness on Lagos highways.
Highlighting the dangers posed by reckless commercial motorcyclists, especially along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Abdulraheem condemned their nonchalant attitude, citing instances of riders facing oncoming traffic directly on one-way routes. He described such behavior as “complete madness” and advocated for psychiatric evaluation for offenders.
During the operation, the agency recorded a significant number of seizures, sending a clear message to motorcyclists that enforcement measures will be rigorously enforced across the state. Abdulraheem underscored the necessity of compliance with traffic regulations and cautioned riders against operating on restricted routes.
He warned that failure to adhere to these regulations would result in motorcycle impoundment and potential jail sentences. This stern stance aims to deter violators and promote safer road practices across Lagos State.