The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Friday disclosed that its officers are backed by the law to arrest or flag down any motorist who does not use the seatbelt in his or her vehicle.
LASTMA disclosed this on its Twitter handle while responding to a question by a man who wanted to know if it is right for the traffic officials to arrest motorists who do not use the seatbelts while driving.
The man, whose Twitter handle is @Ezekielodiase, had written to ask about the matter, saying he was curious to know if LASTMA has the right to arrest motorists for not using seatbelts.
Below is the screenshot of the tweet by the man on the issue:
Reacting to the tweet, LASTMA made it clear that its officers are backed by the law to arrest any driver that doesn't use seatbelt while driving and below is the screenshot of the response by the agency:
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