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Lagos State Traffic Managers Now Wear Digital Camera- rough drivers are warned!!!

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Hon Sola Giwa, middle, surrounded by LASTMA Officers handed bodycam, to his left is the GM, Bolaji Oreagba

Traffic Monitoring Officers with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, have been issued German-made digital body cameras, bodycam, for capturing life, all forms of traffic infractions by both the motorists and even by the traffic managers at their various duty posts, throughout the nooks and crannies of Lagos State.

At the distribution of the bodycam in a very terse event at LASTMA head office, Oshodi, over the weekend, Hon. Sola Giwa, Special Adviser on Transportation to Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, said the bodycam will not only enhance documentation of traffic management but will serve as a veritable work tool in the resolution of traffic infractions.

Hon. Sola Giwa, noted that the deployment of those micro machines worn on the officers, after they had been adequately trained on the effective usage, was an eloquent testimony to the Governor’s promise of deploying technology in traffic management and transportation administration in the leading smart city, in the West Coast of Africa, Lagos.

Mr Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager, LASTMA, said the bodycam will enhance the service delivery of officers managing traffic, especially at the hotbed zones and also serve as a lie detector, as pictorial evidence with date and time to the microseconds shall be captured by the gadget.

Hon Sola Giwa, S.A. to Gov Sanwo-Olu on Transportation pointing to the Accountable Officer of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, GM, with another Senior Officer, first left, after handing officers bodycams

Hence deviant motorists were charged to henceforth do a rethink and resolve to cultivate voluntary compliance to Lagos State Road Traffic Laws and avoid the wrath of the law.

He further explained that the bodycam initiative is a win-win procedure for both Law Enforcement Officers and Motorists as the regular arguments on traffic law violations will be put to rest through precise recordings.

Another benefit inherent in the gadget according to a LASTMA officer who spoke on condition of anonymity is that miscreants and criminals who mostly are threats in the discharge of their duties would surely be cautioned as there is now indestructible evidence to expose their nefarious activities.

Recall that the body cameras initially launched in 2021 by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have been found to be effective with a battery life of 12 hours when fully charged.

Sola Giwa, however, commended the LASTMA workforce for having kept Lagos traffic flowing with dignity and honour.

He also expressed gratitude to LASTMA management for the warm reception accorded him on the occasion which happened to be his maiden visit since he assumed office as S.A. to the Governor.

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