The Lagos State Government has commended the people of the state for their compliance during the first Hoen Free Day observed yesterday.
While several drivers complied, the government noted however, that some motorists violated the directive in some parts of the state by hooting their horns.
Governor Babatunde Fashola had last week explained that the initiative was geared towards sensitizing residents of Lagos to the harmful effects of noise pollution.
A monitoring exercise conducted by the state officials, led by the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, showeed that there was appreciable reduction in the level at which car horns were blared. Opeifa said the findings mean that “our motorists bought into the idea of reducing noise on our roads.”
He commended leaders of the road unions, in particular, for sensitizing their members on the need to comply with the directive.
Opeifa said that the measure aimed among other things, to reduce noise pollution from the use of the horn, improve lane discipline and draw motorists’ attention to mutual respect for other road users.