The state’s road traffic law has been enacted by the Lagos State Government yesterday in an outright enforcement of section 24 (c) of the law, which outlawed the indiscriminate and unlawful use of siren in the state.
The ban which was construed two years ago was confirmed in a statement issued by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeola Ipaye, directing members of the public to comply with the law.
According to the statement, the attorney-general said the state government “announced the ban to remind the general public, especially drivers and other road users in the state on the use of siren.”
He said the use of siren and other noisy devises in vehicles “is prohibited under the Lagos Road Traffic Law,” which was signed into law on August 2, 2012 to ensure order and safety on the state roads.
Exception however were made and allowed by the law “is in respect of vehicles in use for emergency purposes, such as ambulances, fire engines and law enforcement vehicles on urgent call.”