Tuesday, May 5, 2020

LASTMA arrests over 100 vehicles for violating social distancing order

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says it has arrested over 100 vehicles that violated the social distancing order of the state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Commenting on the enforcement operations by LASTMA on Tuesday, the General Manager, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, blamed the transport unions’ management for not sensitising their members well.

“What we noticed is that the transport unions and bus park managers are not passing the message of a maximum of two passengers per row in their buses, and that needs to change.

“While we corrected and educated no fewer than 200 drivers on Monday, it gives concern that the citizenry, in general, we’re interested in getting to their destinations more than their health and existence.


“They failed to ask themselves real questions: This journey I want to embark upon, what value is it to me or my life? Can it wait? Can it be achieved in order ways than travelling on the road?

“Meanwhile, LASTMA was able to arrest over 100 vehicles, particularly commercial bus operators for violating the physical distance directive of the government,” Oduyoye said.

He commended all the enforcement officers, urging them to do more to help the state stem the spread of the virus.

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