Police to sieze ambulance driving against traffic or on BRT lanes in Lagos
Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos state commissioner of police has warned ambulance operators against plying on BRT lane or driving against traffic and vowed to impound erring ambulances.
This was contained in a press statement released by DSP Matilda Umiah Ngbaronye, the deputy police public relations officer dated 18th December, 2020.
According to the statement, the Lagos state commissioner of police has surprisingly noticed the continual disregard to Traffic regulations and nonchalant attitudes of Ambulance drivers who in total disregard to his earlier sensitization on adherence to state traffic laws.
It was stated that the ambulance operators have continued to drive against traffic as well as recklessly plying the BRT corridors.
Recall that ambulances are allowed the use of sirens and revolving lights to enable them manoeuvre their way in traffic gridlocks.
The police boss also warned that impoundment of ambulances who flout traffic rules have started and it will continue non-stop.
Odumosu also advised that ambulance operators who must ply the BRT lanes to seek and obtain approval from the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
The police boss further warned health Care Providers who use Ambulances and are fond of plying BRT lanes and driving against traffic to desist from flouting traffic rules or face impoundment as this action of theirs negates section 111 of Lagos State traffic law 2018. Police would not fold its arm when this law is being violated with impunity by members of the public that have penchant for breaking the law.
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