Lagos State Police Command Warns Ambulance Operators Against Plying On BRT Lane/Driving Against Traffic
…..As CP vows to impound erring ambulances
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu 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, have continued to drive against traffic as well as recklessly plying the BRT Corridors
In a press release signed by the Lagos State Police Command Deputy Public Relations Officer, DSP Matilda Umiah Ngbaronye, she said that the Commissioner of Police hereby warns that on no account should ambulances with or without patients drive against traffic or on the BRT lane.
It will be recalled that ambulances are allowed the use of sirens and revolving lights to enable them maneuver their way in traffic gridlocks
The Commissioner of Police warns that impoundment of ambulances who flout traffic rules have started and it will continue nonstop
CP Hakeem Odumosu,therefore advises Ambulance Operators who must ply the BRT lanes, to seek and obtain approval from the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA
The Commissioner of Police, 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.