The Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) says it now uses cameras to track unregistered vehicles and errant drivers in different parts of Lagos State.
Head of Control, Regulations and Enforcement of VIS, Lagos State, Olusoji Adebayo, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
Mr Adebayo said that the new system meets the best global standard.
“If you can remember vividly, it is going to two years now that the present administration under the leadership of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, said we should tap into modern system of enforcement.
“So, through that we concluded that preferred items of modern solutions to this enforcement problem is by tapping the advantage of using Automatic Numbers Plate Recovery (ANPR) camera.
“It is this camera we are using in Lagos now, the working mode of the machine is so simple in the sense that it’s working on the existing database of VIS vehicle database over the years,” he said.
According to him, the gadget is build up on database of VIS being accumulated by Lagos State Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS) and Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA).
Adebayo said that the new system eliminates the possibility of reckless drivers knocking down of VIS officials.
The VIS boss also said that the camera also works 24 hours and being handled by special squad to monitor the service.
He said that the system was so good and the operations could be compared with the other parts of the world.
According to him, the new technology is everywhere in Lagos State where the camera will scan the number plate of vehicles and check it round our database and other agencies and give the details of the vehicles.
“Automatically, SMS will be generated and sent to the owner of the vehicles and our nearby offices will prepare the tickets and drop it at their various doorsteps.
“We urge the residents to ensure total compliance with the rules and regulations of driving in the state so as to enhance sanity on the road,” he added.