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Many Lagosians Guilty Of Improper Behaviour On Roads – Lagos Govt

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Many Lagosians Guilty Of Improper Behaviour On Roads – Lagos Govt

Post by Kingseyi on Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:25 pm

The Lagos State Government has called on the
state residents to eschew unruly attitude on
roads and condemn those perpetrating it, to
promote sanity and safety of lives and property.
Akinwunmi Ambode
”Many Lagosians are guilty of improper
behaviour on our roads.
”We all have to accept responsibility for what
our state and our city has become, and we all
have to accept responsibility for making it
better,’’ the state Commissioner for
Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, said in
Lagos.
Ladi spoke in an interview with newsmen.
He said that commuters tolerated motorists and
commercial motorcyclists popularly referred to
as okada riders flouting traffic rules and
regulations.
He appealed to the residents to support instead
of condemn arrest or punishment of erring
motorists and motorcyclists by law enforcers.
According to him, citizens’ support for traffic
managers and regulatory agencies in the
discharge of their duties will reduce bad
behaviours on the roads.
He regretted that recklessness by motorists and
okada riders endangered lives of other road
users.
“We did not initially catch the person who drove
that tanker on the Otedola Bridge, which was
created to carry only 15 tonnes but carried 33
tonnes which, even if he had the best break, it
would not still work out well.
“We did not catch him the first time he was an
offender; he ran away; look at what happened,’’
he said.
The commissioner said that the state
government had taken some measures that
required the support of citizens to achieve
desired results in traffic management.
Lawanson said that the government had began
deployment of technology in the enforcement of
traffic rules.
He said that the government was also
intensifying efforts to change the bad attitudes of
commercial motorcyclists and motorists through
sensitisation programmes.
He said that the change of attitude would require
much engagement with their unions.
“Enforcement and governance require a lot of
engagement, it is not just telling somebody this
is what I want you to do,’’ he said.
He told newsmen that the operators were being
encouraged to take insurance covers for
themselves and their passengers to facilitate
medical attention in the event of an accident.
He disclosed that the ministry would soon begin
a reality show targeted at eliminating
recklessness on roads.
“Our reality show will start throwing up even
those members of society that are not okada
riders but who are equally offenders,’’ he said.
“We should all take responsibility for making our
society the way we want it to be,’’ he said.
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