LASG to enforce compliance on stage carriage law

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Government has said it will soon commence the enforcement of its Stage Carriage Permit law. 

The Law, which is a provision of the Road Traffic Law, mandates operators of any motor vehicle designed for the carriage of goods or passengers to obtain the permit.

Stressing the need to obtain the permit by those concerned in a statement on Wednesday, the state Ministry of Transportation said obtaining the permit will enable it to develop a robust data base of all vehicles that falls within the category for safety, security and raising  the general public’s confidence in government policies.

The Ministry therefore enjoined those concerned to obtain the document as defaulters will henceforth be subjected to the provision of the relevant sections of State Road Traffic Law which stipulated penalty for such default.    

The Ministry recalled that various engagements and advocacy meeting had been held to sensitize those concerned to government intentions and plans as well as its concern on the unregulated entrance of people into the taxi or mile to mile carriage in the state without appropriate licenses or authorisation by the State Government through the Ministry of Transportation as demanded by the same Law and subsequent regulations there from.

The Ministry therefore reiterated that the provisions of the Law that regulate commercial passenger vehicle operators activities which are designed to ensure safety, security, and reliability in that in that sector are still relevant and will be enforced.
        
Recalling that the Stage Carriage Scheme has been in existence since 2009 when the New Taxi Scheme was launched, the statement noted that those who operate.

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