The Lagos State government is set to begin enforcing its new traffic law. The government had said the enforcement of the law would wait until after the gazetting of the law so as to allow a lot of public enlightenment to be carried out while copies are distributed to Lagosians to familiarise them with what constitute traffic offences under the revised law.
The government gazetted the law about two weeks ago and soon, errant motorists and commercial motorcycle operators would be prosecuted for any offence committed.
Under the law, trailers, with the exemption of fuel tankers and long passenger trucks, are now prohibited from entering into or travelling within the metropolis from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Violators risk impoundment of their vehicles and payment of N50, 000 fine or six months imprisonment.
The law also prohibits eating, counting money, making phone calls and engaging in other dangerous activities while driving. The prescribed penalty for violators is N30, 000 fine.
Other highlights included the ban on operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles on major bridges, Ikorodu Road, Funsho Williams Avenue, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Expressway and Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Here are just a few of the laws. Leave a comment to include any of the Lagos traffic laws you know and share with others.
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