Commissioner of Police Vows Tough Action against Erring Operators
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has expressed utmost displeasure over the failure operators of ambulances to desist from plying lanes dedicated only to BRT buses, and their persistent disregard to state traffic regulations.
The commissioner frown incessant reports of recklessness exhibited by most of the ambulance drivers who take delight in jettisoning earlier sensitization on adherence to state traffic laws and hiding under the guise of the emergency medical services being rendered, and their use of siren revolving lights to ply the BRT corridors and manoeuvre their way in traffic gridlocks.
In a released statement on Friday, signed by the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Matilda Umiah Ngbaronye, the Commissioner of Police warns that on no account should ambulances with or without patients drive against traffic or on the BRT lane.
According to Odumosu, “impoundment of ambulances that flout traffic rules have started and it will continue nonstop”
He, 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 a penchant for breaking the law.