Lagos deploys additional 500 cameras for traffic management
Lagos State Government has deployed additional 500 Traffic Management Solution (TMS) devices to personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to enhance transparency in traffic management in the state.
General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed this, at the weekend, during the closing ceremony of a 21-day scientific training of personnel on usage of the devices.
Oreagba said that the current administration had brought lots of modern technological innovations to address transport challenges of the state of which the body camera was one for accurate traffic management among many other benefits.
According to the general manager, “the ‘TMS’ body cameras will provide accurate validation of any tale tendered by both the traffic law officials and motorists. Also, pictorial and video evidences will help in the course of investigating complaints lodged by aggrieved motorists.”
Oreagba, who gave the assurance that LASTMA officers had been duly trained on the usage and were capable of handling the gadgets, said that the cameras would have significant effect on defiant behaviours on the road.
“It is going to be a transparent procedure for both the law enforcement officers and motorists as minor arguments on traffic laws violation will be put to rest through detailed recordings to be presented/analysed at the Lagos State Mobile Court,” he said.
He, however, enjoined members of the public, particular motoring public, to always be conscious of traffic law and obey road traffic signs across the s.
Meanwhile, a LASTMA official (Olokodana Daodu), who emerged as the best officer during the training session, said the camera would provide another layer of security for officers by dissuading would-be attackers from carrying out their heinous crimes, knowing that they would be captured by the body camera.
He, however, thanked the Lagos State Government for providing the agency with these devices as it would drastically reduced physical contact with motoring public particularly with traffic violators during enforcement across the state.