The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced the adoption of Whistle – Nigeria’s leading civic tech app, to revolutionize how Lagosians report traffic violations and improve road safety. The platform which combines crowdsourcing with smart technology is the driving force behind the recently launched “See Something, Say Something” initiative.

What This Means for You, the Responsible Road User:

  • Effortless Reporting: Witness a dangerous driver, a reckless maneuver, a stalled vehicle causing congestion, or a vehicle with potentially fraudulent documents? Whistle empowers you to be part of the solution. Report these issues in seconds using the Whistle app, with visual evidence for clear documentation.
  • Real-Time Response: Gone are the days of worrying if your report gets lost in the shuffle. Your reports are sent directly to LASTMA officials stationed closest to the reported incident. This ensures a swift and targeted response, minimizing delays and maximizing impact.
  • Visible Deterrence: Forget chasing down offenders! LASTMA, upon verifying the reported violation, will issue a warning to the owner of the reported vehicle. This serves as a reminder of the offense committed and the associated fine they must pay.
  • Building a Safer Community: By reviving the culture of accountability, Whistle fosters responsible driving in Lagos, where residents work together to promote safe and orderly roads for everyone.

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa, on Tuesday, formally introduced the features of the Whistle app during launch event held at the agency’s headquarters in Oshodi.

Hon. Giwa said, “The Whistle App is aimed towards enhancing the role of LASTMA officials within the ambit of the law and its purpose is for Lagosians to ensure safety by utilising it to report accidents, dangerous driving, traffic violations and bad road users. When you see these things, you can capture them and report them to us using the app.

“The Whistle app is available for download on Google Play Store and with the app, citizens can record traffic and other related incidents and send them to us. We have created a data centre here and our officers here will respond to these traffic infractions and LASTMA personnel will be deployed to the site.” he added

What More Can You Do with Whistle?

Be the Eyes and Ears for Safety:

  • Dangerous Vehicles: See a rickety truck with faulty brakes or a car swerving erratically? Whistle allows you to report dangerous vehicles directly to enforcement agents, potentially saving lives and preventing accidents.
  • Report Accident: Witness an accident? Don’t wait! Report it through Whistle to get immediate support from enforcement agents. This can expedite assistance for victims and help clear the scene quickly, minimizing traffic disruption.
  • Traffic Congestion: Stuck in a gridlock? Use Whistle to inform enforcement agents about congested areas. This allows them to take necessary actions to improve traffic flow and get you back on your journey faster.

Enhance Accountability and Order:

  • Traffic Violations: Witness a driver breaking the rules? Report it through Whistle! Capture photo or video evidence of the violation and let the authorities handle it.
  • Vehicle Paperwork: Spot a vehicle with expired registration or suspicious documentation? Whistle allows you to flag such vehicles and notify authorities for potential fines or further investigation.

Clear Your Path: Check for Fines and Pay Online

Motorists can visit and insert their plate numbers in the search bar to see if they have pending fines. The platform can also be used to make secure online payments to settle these fines promptly in order to have a hassle-free ride.

There’s More! Whistle Rewards Responsible Citizens:

Whistle goes beyond simply reporting. As a responsible citizen taking action, you can earn rewards for using the app. For more details, you can download the Whistle app today from Google Play Store and join the movement for a safer, more orderly Lagos.

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