Lagos Govt Bans Motorcycles, Tricycles On Highways, Bridges

Governor Sanwo-Olu
Governor Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos stage government has begun enforcement of its Traffic Laws which bans the operation of motorcycles and tricycles in restricted areas.

According to the government, there will br road signs to indicate restricted areas, adding that anyone that violates the law after this effort would be punished in accordance with the law.

In a statement on Saturday, it said, “LASG has commenced the installation of 2,000 prohibition signs across the metropolis, in a renewed effort towards creating awareness on the Lagos State Traffic Laws on restricted areas for the operation of motorcycles and tricycles.

“The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed that a good number of the road signs indicate restricted areas, warning that anyone that violates the law after this effort would be punished in accordance with the law.

“Oladeinde explained that the road signs have been mounted on major highways including the Third Mainland Bridge, Agege Motor Road, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

“Lagos-Badagry Expressway and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to create awareness on restricted routes for Okadas and Tricycles as prescribed by the State Government.

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He explained further that motorcycle and tricycle operations remain restricted on highways and bridges in all the Local Government areas including Apapa, Ikeja, Ikoyi, Surulere, Eti-Osa and Lagos Island.

He added that same would be done in other areas in order to ensure that road safety culture is engraved in the consciousness of road users across the State.

The Commissioner urged Lagosians to support the State government’s initiatives to tackle traffic gridlock in the metropolis.

As it will provide faster results in decongesting the highways of traffic and create seamless movement of goods and services towards improving the local economy .