No Horn Day! ‎Lagos state says no honking on 15th of October

by Kolapo Olapoju

The Lagos state government has set aside Wednesday, 15 October, as a ‘no horn’ day for motorists in the state.

The government has stated that the move is to part of its effort to reduce noise pollution on the roads and to cultivate respect for other road users.

It also disclosed that the ‘no horn’ day would help maintain and encourage road discipline, at the same time improving road use courtesy. The Lagos state government also hopes the initiative would encourage a positive road use attitude from motorists, and developp better road-user friendly Lagosians.

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While many have applauded the initiative as impactful, others have questioned the long-term impact it would have on road users and motorists within the state, considering the fact the after the stipulated ‘no horn’ day, status quo would continue among Lagos road users.

Mumbai, the largest city in India, also had a ‘no horn’ day on 7 April, 2008, an initiative which was the first of its kind in the country.

Comments (4)

  1. This is my idea which I sent to the Lagos Drivers’ Institute, they tried to dribble me out of it and now they are doing it without carrying me along. We are going to court over this.

  2. I hope the Lagos state government remembers that Lagosians are deaf, even to the blare a horn. I once heard Lagosians fear a mad cow on rampage than a car running at 100km/hr on the street…

    Meanwhile, the government must also be aware that all the medical bills of those that will hit by different vehicles on that day shall solely be the her responsibilities and those that may die in the process must have their families duly compensated.

    To wrap it up, it is believed that the Lagos State government must have insured all Lagosians and their vehicle for the one day event…

  3. I hope the Lagos state government remembers that Lagosians are deaf, even to the blare a horn. I once heard Lagosians fear a mad cow on rampage than a car running at 100km/hr on the street…

    Meanwhile, the government must also be aware that all the responsibilities of those that will

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