Lagos State government has deployed more body cameras to the Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) personnel.
The move is meant to enhance transparency in traffic management and enforcement in the state.
The cameras were presented event at the weekend during the visit of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa to LASTMA headquarters at Oshodi..
Explaining the reason for the redeployment of the gadgets, the Special Adviser stated that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration has brought lots of technological innovations to address the transport challenges of the State of which the body camera was one, for accurate traffic management among many other benefits.
Expressing his optimism of the bodycam to be able to deliver authentic traffic law violation reports or complaints as the case may be, Giwa further assured that the bodycam will provide accurate validation of any tale rendered by both the law enforcement officers and motorists, adding that the pictorial evidences will also help in investigating complaints lodged by aggrieved motorists.
Also speaking, LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba assured that officers of the agency have been trained on the usage and so are capable of handling the gadget, adding that the camera would have a significant effect on deviant behavior on the road.
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 laws violation will be put to rest through detailed recordings.