Lagos to Tackle Gridlock with Traffic Management Solution

- Segun James

Determined to ease the perennial traffic gridlock that has made movement a nightmare to motorists in Lagos State, the state government has introduced the Traffic Management Solution (TMS), the state Commission­er for Transporta­tion, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde, has disclosed.

According to him, the solution will help to address the controvers­ial issues surroundin­g operations of law enforcemen­t personnel as well as putting alleged traffic violations to rest.

Oladeinde, while speaking on the introducti­on of the device at a joint press conference with the Commission­er for Informatio­n and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transporta­tion, Toyin Fayinka, pointed out that the hallmark of the new device is transparen­cy, which would further ensure seamless traffic congestion in the state.

The TMS is a technologi­cally-driven device to reduce human interface, eliminate traffic congestion­s on the roads and manage violations of traffic laws.

The commission­er said the device, which would be used by both the

Lagos Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA), and the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) in their renewed operations, is linked to the control room where every activity would be monitored and captured.

Oladeinde said residents would experience transparen­cy at its peak with the use of the TMS as it would expose in detail the violations with the provision of video and picture evidence to aid the resolution process and give specific financial penalties within the ambit of the law.

He added that the recently launched body camera for law enforcemen­t operatives would also compliment the new device.

Accordingl­y, he said:“The TMS is a traffic law compliance initiative that allows the real-time capture of picture and video evidence of road traffic and vehicle compliance violations as they occur with the use of handheld devices.

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