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LASTMA warns against indiscriminate queuing at filling stations

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The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has cautioned motorists not to cause traffic congestion and hinder other road users while queuing up for fuel at filling stations in the state.

This was disclosed by the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba yesterday while deploying more officers to monitor traffic around filling stations and other traffic-prone areas across the State.

According to Oreagba, the deployment became a necessity after receiving reports that long queues around filling stations were caused by motorists parking indiscriminately and blocking roads while queuing up to buy fuel.

He expressed displeasure at the unruly behaviour of some drivers who disrupt the traffic flow because of disorganised queuing around filling stations.

He urged petrol attendants and marketers to ensure that products are sold orderly so as not to infringe on the right of other road users using the right of way.

“Buying fuel is not an excuse to block and impede traffic flow across the State. In as much as we want our roads to be free, we do not want fuel queues to constitute a burden for other road users across the State”.

The General Manager also warned motorists and members of the public against unsafe fuel storage inside vehicles, homes, markets, and workplaces.

“Landlords and tenants should shun inappropriate storage of fuel at homes and public places. Filling Stations must equally avoid dispensing fuel in polythene bags to avoid scuffle that can spark off a fire incident,” Oreagba advised.

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