Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Gridlock: FRSC, Lagos to create joint patrol team

LAGOS—Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Lagos sector command, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government will soon establish a joint patrol team aimed at  ensuring free flow of traffic and ensure compliance with the state’s road traffic laws.
The Sector Commander FRSC, Mr. Hyginus Omeje, who gave the hint, said the joint team will include: FRSC, Vehicle Inspection Service, VIS, and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA officials.
Omeje speaking during a courtesy call on Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, at the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa, Ikeja, explained that the initiative will address both the quality of vehicles on the road as well as ensure prompt adherence to the demands of the state’s traffic law, other extant laws as well as free flow of traffic.
Omeje however, called for the establishment of a mobile court which will try all traffic offenders arrested by the joint team.
While also stating that efforts were on to ensure that all persons who form cartels to frustrate the processing of licenses are dislodged, he noted that citizens are entitled to such services at appropriate fees.
Elegushi in his response observed that managing traffic in Lagos requires all agencies with related responsibility to act in unison rather than at cross purpose.
He said the synergy among traffic and security agencies would boost the ability to sanction erring motorists adding that a significant number of motorists and vehicles do not have the necessary papers to be on the road.