As Lagos State traffic mobile courts begin sitting on Monday, Omo’oba Dele Odule, President, Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPPAN, has commended the efforts of the state government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in trying to bring sanity and safety to roads in Lagos State.
Speaking at a symposium in Lagos during the weekend, Odule appealed to all Lagosians, especially members of his association that are road users to adhere strictly to the traffic laws and avoid prohibited roads and routes.
“Our association stands with the Lagos State government on the steps taken to bring sanity to the roads,” Odule said.
According to the seasoned actor, the introduction of mobile courts is a welcome development that will “at the long run curb senseless and waste of lives due to avoidable accidents which have become a minute by minute occurrence in the past few years now.”
While commending Governor Ambode for placing priority on human lives in the state, Odule also advised the state government to intensify efforts in other areas that will be of immense benefit to Lagosians and visitors.
Lagos State has just inaugurated the Mobile Courts to try traffic offenders across the state.
Some of the traffic contraventions that could lead to heavy fines, forfeiture of vehicles and various jail terms include driving against traffic, riding of motorcycle on median or road setbacks, smoking while driving and driving without valid driver’s license.
Odule enjoined other states to emulate Lagos State by introducing efficient traffic laws and mobile courts to change citizens’ psyche against activities inimical to the safety of all.