Following the increased fines being imposed by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for traffic offence, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has moved to assuage the fears of motorists.
The agency said in a Thursday, June 20 statement signed by the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olawale Musa, that it would not victimise any motorist.
“Regardless of any circumstances, officials of LASTMA will remain civil but firm on the side of the law in the discharge of their duties,” Musa said.
He stated that the 2018 Traffic Law was an upgrade on the 2012 law and important in order to curb the growing rate of traffic offences in the state.
The LASTMA boss added that the law was not new to the public but was just being emphasized.
Musa said that the new law has “objectives of addressing the void and inadequacies noticed with a view to improving traffic control and management, safeguarding motorists’ rights, improving road safety, eliminate impunity and disorderliness on roads, and end traffic officers’ overzealousness and arbitrariness on duty”.
He also noted that there was transparency in the implementation of these laws as traffic offenders were also given the opportunity to defend themselves in the court of law.