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Lagos Declares October 15 Horn-Free Day

The Lagos State Government has declared October 15 of this year horn-free day, a day in which no motorist will use horn.

The government said it has concluded plans to set a date aside to be observed as a horn free day every year.

Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa disclosed this on Friday in Alausa, Lagos, Nigeria.

The Commissioner said that the observance of the horn-free day is expected to reduce noise pollution from the use of the horn, improve road courtesy, improve lane discipline and draw motorists’ attention to the importance of road discipline and mutual respect for other road users.

He said Governor Babatunde 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.

The activities lined up towards the horn-free day, which is slated for Wednesday, October 15, 2014 will involve active engagement of radio and television stations in generating discussions challenging road users to observe a horn-free day.

The day will also witness endorsement by relevant stakeholders, Ember months Campaign by Vehicle Inspection Service to advocate, education and enlightenment of road users on road safety, Law Enforcement Training Institute’s (LETI) community outreach programme which involves market and motor park engagements that will provide avenue for discussion of the horn-free day and the engagement of Traffic Safety Ambassadors to partner with the Ministry of Transportation to support the successful observation of the horn free day.

Opeifa, however, urged all motorists, Lagosians and the general public to support the State Government by observing and adhering to the horn-free day exercise.




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