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Lagos issues warning to motorists without number plates, covered number plates

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Lagos issues warning to motorists without number plates, covered number plates

Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi

Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government has again issued a stern warning to motorists found driving without proper number plates or utilizing covered ones.

The government deemed it a violation of sections 15 and 16 of the State’s Transport Reform Law, (TSRL 2018).

Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, emphasized on Friday that such actions not only breached traffic laws but also pose a significant threat to public safety and security.

He highlighted that driving without visible number plates hampered law enforcement efforts and complicated the identification of vehicles involved in criminal activities.

Osiyemi underscored the necessity of all prominently display valid, unobstructed number plates in adherence to TSRL 2018.

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Non-compliance, he warned, would incur strict penalties, including fines and potential vehicle impoundment.

Quoting section 16 of the TSRL 2018, the Transportation Commissioner reiterated that, ‘a person, who drives a vehicle that is not registered, or does not have affixed identification mark in the prescribed manner, commits an offence’.

While urging voluntary compliance, Osiyemi reminded motorists to steadfastly adhere to the State’s traffic rules and regulations, assuring the public that the State Government remains unwavering in its commitment to creating a safe and secure environment for all road users.


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