Lagos Intenfies Traffic Awareness Campaign

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The Lagos State Government has intensified its traffic awareness campaign with plans to construct morel traffic safety laboratory as a measure to educate school pupils on the traffic rules and regulation in the state.

It said the additional traffic safety laboratory would be constructed in primary and secondary schools in the state to further improve awareness of traffic rules and regulation.

Senior Special Assistant, SSA to the Governor on Transport Education, Dr. Mariam Masha, disclosed this at the final of the 2011 Road Users’ Friendly game held at the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Lagos, South West Nigeria.

She stated that the laboratory would “help to reduce the work load of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA), in terms of apprehending violators of traffic laws, as the pupils would be empower with the right traffic rules and regulations.

“The laboratory will also serve as a means for the pupils who will be the future road users to get acquainted with how to manage traffic in the state.”

The SSA opined that in order to make the pupils more acquainted with traffic management, the state government had designed the annual Road Users’ Friendly game to test the knowledge of the pupils on traffic rules and regulation and management.

The winners in the primary school category are Miss Alumona Nancy of St. Mary Anglican Primary School, Igbede, Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area, LCDA; Abubakar Adijat, Local Government Primary School and Tayo Adepesin from St. Gregory Falomo, Ikoyi

Winners in the secondary school category are Amusa Afeez from Estate Senior Secondary School, Miss David Ruth from Girls Senior Secondary School and Ogundayo Abraham from Government Senior Secondary School. The finalists were rewarded with different traffic management learning material that will further help to inculcate traffic culture into the daily activities of the pupils in the state.

—Kazeem Ugbodaga