Written By Dedeigbo Ayodeji
Posted By Admin
Published By Fitness Network Communications
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has declared that free to use Google Maps.
LASTMA in its twitter handle said: “Drivers are free to use Google Maps, but the phone should be placed on the dashboard while both hands are on the wheel,”
Recall that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had in April warned motorists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against using Google map while driving, saying it should be set before driving.
Mr Aliyu Ahmad, the Root Commander (RC), Lugbe, Unit Command, said the use of Google map was an offence on the road, which attracted penalties, including psychological evaluation.
This, however brought some comments by members of the public, asking why FRSC would frown at the use of Google map.
Ahmad while explaining said it could only be used before the vehicle was in motion.
He said that the use of phone while driving is still a condemnable offence.
“We used to have challenges for some who park and claim they want to call.
“They must park off the shoulder, and not by the side of the road.
“This is festive period and there is massive movement of vehicle, so let’s try to avoid distractions on the road,” Ahmad said.