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LASTMA Tasks Motorists On Speed Limit As Third Mainland Bridge Reopens Thursday



Motorists have been charged on the imperative of maintaining speed limits while driving on the long stretch of the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge linking Mainland and other parts of Lagos State.

The General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Olalekan Bakare Oki gave the warning on Wednesday while addressing his officers whose operational duties cover the bridge.

Oki gave the charge against the scheduled reopening of the bridge on Thursday, April 4 by the Federal Government after repair works.

According to the GM, the comprehensively repaired bridge is scintillating and fascinating to drive on without any impediments, noting that this may be too tempting and risky for motorists not to observe the speed limit.


The LASTMA boss stressed that ignoring speed limits by driving at excessive speed may result in untoward consequences for motorists.

“The government has installed state-of-the-art facilities that will aid motorists in navigating the entire bridge to their various destinations within a reasonable travel time,” he noted.

Bakere then urged motorists to obey every traffic signs and other installed traffic-related electronic devices where necessary, and keep to the approved speed limit.

Speaking further, he charged motorists to be conscious of time and plan their journey ahead, to avoid overspeeding while using the bridge and any other link roads across the state.

He assured the motoring public that the Agency would deploy more men, patrol, and recovery vehicles to ensure the safety of motorists and timely rescue intervention on the bridge.


Hence, he cautioned owners and drivers of vehicles to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before plying the bridge, warning that LASTMA would frown at any avoidable obstacles capable of hindering vehicular movements on the flyover.

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