Lagos state taskforce impounds 134 illegal commercial motorcycles along CMS, Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.Adunni Adetola
Lagos state environmental sanitation and special Offences Agency ( Task-force ) impounded illegal commercial motorcycles playing restricted routes along CMS, Marina, Apongbon and Yaba including an ORide motorcycle for driving against traffic in order to restore sanity to Lagos roads and rid the state of defiant motorcyclists.
The chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed this today while parading 134 motorcycles impounded for flouting traffic regulations and riding along restricted routes at CMS,Marina,Apongbon and Yaba.
Egbeyemi stated the Agency was compelled to embark on the clampdown of motorcycles due to the numerous complaints that reached him about the illegal activities of the motorcyclists and the rate at which they ride carelessly, thereby putting lives of motorists and pedestrians in danger.
Lagos taskforce boss disclosed that the clampdown would stretch down to all axis of Victoria island, Ajah,Lekki to put a check to illegal operations and plying of restricted routes on that axis. He further commented that the route the motorcyclists are restricted in accordance with the Lagos Traffic Laws which states that every motorcycle operator must wear crash helmets, be above 18 years , not ride on kerb/ median/ road setbacks, avoid restricted routes, not carry more than one passenger/Pregnant women/Adult with baby/Child below 12 years, not install any musical gadgets, must wear an apron, not operate beyond 10pm, operate with a rider’s permit and have their motorcycles registered with Government.
He harped on the recklessness of the ORide motorcyclists who are gradually becoming a problem on our roads, driving against traffic, riding on fly over and not minding the causalities that may occur. Egbeyemi admonished them to adhere to Lagos Traffic Rules if not the Agency would be on them.
The taskforce chairman expressed the readiness of the Agency to make sure that the Lagos Traffic Regulations are adhered to in all areas of the state by all commercial motorcycle operators and ensure that the safety of pedestrians are not jettisoned by defiant riders.