Noise Pollution: Lagos To Observe Horn-Free Day On October 15

Noise Pollution: Lagos To Observe Horn-Free Day On October 15

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on October 10, 2014
Oshodi Bus Terminal Lagos | Mirjam van den Berg

The Lagos state commissioner for transportation, Kayode Opeifa has revealed the plans of the state government to observe a Horn-Free Day on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

This information was divulged by the commissioner on Friday, October 10, 2014, in his office located at Alausa area of Ikeja, the Lagos state capital.

According to him, the observation of the Horn Free Day is expected to reduce noise pollution in the state emanating from the blaring of horns, perk up road courtesy, improve lane discipline and make the motorists’ understand the importance of road discipline and reciprocated respect among all users of the road.

Daily Times reports said governor Fashola has challenged road users in Lagos State to observe a Horn Free Day, which is designed to complement the on-going efforts by the Lagos State Government in the provision and upgrading of traffic infrastructure across the state.

Meanwhile, the activities of the day has been scheduled in such a way that radio and television stations would be engaged to help extract information on the challenges posed by the exercise from various road users.

Also, it would include support by relevant stakeholders, as well as ember months campaign by the Vehicle Inspection Service to advocate, educate and enlighten road users on road safety.

Furthermore, the Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) would also be hold a community outreach programme which involves market and motor park engagements that will give room for discussion of the Horn Free Day.

Moreover, the Traffic Safety Ambassadors would be there to collaborate with the Ministry of Transportation to ensure that the observation of the Horn Free Day is successful.

The commissioner appealed to all motorists and residents of Lagos to comply with the State Government and make the exercise a success.


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