Agencies Enforcing Traffic Regulations

Subject : Civic Education


Topic : Agencies Enforcing Traffic Rules And Regulations like LASTMA, Federal Road Safety Corps, Traffic Police


Class :

Primary 4 / Basic 4

Term :

Third Term

Week :

Week 4

Instructional Materials :

Wallcharts, cardboard with pictures of traffic officers

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught traffic rules and regulations in their previous lessons

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to mention different types of constituted authorities or agencies that help to control traffic and enforce traffic rules and regulations in Lagos in general and in Nigeria as a whole country




Content :

These are the constituted authorities and agencies that help to enforce, maintain and control traffic rules and regulations in Lagos and Nigeria

  1. LASTMA : Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) was established by Lagos state government to help in the management and control of traffic in Lagos state.  LASTMA was created about twenty years ago by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in July, 2000 to help maintain the level of sanity and safety on major roads in Lagos

The slogan LASTMA is moving Lagos traffic with pride


  1. The Vehicle Inspector Officers (VIO) :The Directorate of Roads Traffic Services (DRTS), is popularly referred to as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) in Nigeria. This agency was established by Federal Government of Nigeria to help to educate its citizens on the need to maintain safety on the high  ways and the reasons to obey all traffic rules and regulations. They always advise drivers to desist from overloading or carrying more than the required numbers of passengers. They inspect the road worthiness of vehicles and that is how they get the name Vehicle Inspector Offices (VIO)


  1. Road Marshals : These are special Marshals that are trained by federal road safety corps to maintain orderliness, sanity and safety on our high ways. Click here to read more about Nigeria Road Special Marshals

  2. The Nigeria Police force has a traffic department that helps with the maintenance of rules and regulations on our roads. These department consists of traffic police officers and warders

  3. We also have mobile courts that try traffic offenders or law breakers



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1: The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2. He introduces the new topic


Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

Write out three agencies that enforce traffic rules and regulations in Nigeria


Conclusion :


The class teacher gives a brief note and he goes round to mark


Assignment :

Read about major traffic problems in Nigeria

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