LASTMA warns motorist causing gridlock around filling station amid fuel scarcity

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has on Wednesday cautioned motorists queuing up for fuel at different filling stations thereby causing serious traffic gridlock to other road users.

LASTMA General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, said this in a statement made available through Director Public Affairs, Mr Adebayo Taofiq,  while deploying more Officers to monitor traffic around filling stations across the State.

Oreagba disclosed that following reports received,it became imperative to deploy more officers to address the issues of long queues around filling stations which are  caused by motorists parking indiscriminately, blocking roads while queuing up and waiting to buy fuel.

He also expressed his displeasure at the disorderly behaviour of some drivers, who queue up haphazardly and disrupted traffic flow around various petrol stations.

He urged petrol marketers to ensure that they did not infringe on the right of other road users to free movement by selling there product in a disorderly manner.

"The scarcity of fuel being experienced is not an excuse to block and impede traffic flows across Lagos"

 "We want our roads to be free. We do not want fuel queues to constitute a burden for other road users in Lagos," Oreagba said.

The General Manager reiterated that efficient traffic management had remained crucial in the attainment of seamless multi-modal transportation system in Lagos.

He however sought maximum cooperation from the monitoring public to ensure that the 'T.h.e.m.e.s' agenda of the present administration yields positive results in term of socio-economic development, as well security of lives and property.

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