The Lagos state government has announced plans to ban smoking in public places in the state.
The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade
Ipaye, made this known on Monday when he stated that “the provisions of
the new traffic laws had prohibited people from drinking or smoking
while driving in the state.”
According to Mr Ipaye, “it is an offence to smoke while driving,
smoking is totally prohibited for drivers; obviously it is not just for
safety reasons it is also for health reasons because we are moving
towards banning smoking in all public places.
“It is an offence to drive drunk; if you’ve been taking drugs, this
law provides for blood test to determine whether you have ingested drugs
which are inconsistent with your ability to drive.”
“So, this law makes it an offence to drive without a driver’s
license, without proper plate numbers. It is an offence to use the phone
while you are driving except you have hands-free set so you don’t need
to put the set to your ear.’’ he said