The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to set a date aside to be observed as a horn free day every year.
Making this known in his Alausa office was the state Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa.
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 Raji Fashola, SAN, 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, 15th October, 2014 will involve active engagement of radio and television stations in generating discussions challenging road users to observe a horn free day, endorsement by relevant stakeholders, ‘Ember’ months campaign by Vehicle Inspection Service to advocate, educate and enlighten 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.