Taskforce Operation On One Way Traffic Violations To Begin In Zaria


Vehicles drivers and Keke NAPEP riders will come under critical focus as the enforcement of the law prohibiting one way traffic by the violators in Zaria and environs, beginning from  today  May 29,  2023.
Arising from a meeting of stakeholders on transport held at Danmagaji Divisional Police headquarters, Zaria at the weekend, all the stakeholders agreed to abide by the law and promised to inform their members.
Also plying highway by Keke NAPEP riders is totally prohibited and the law enforcement agencies saddled with the responsibility will arrest the violators.
Speaking on the significance of the meeting, the Divisional Police Officer, Danmagaji Division CSP Abdullahi Sa’ad said, whoever is caught following one way will be arrested  and they will be fined according to the laws of traffic offenders.
Abdullahi Sa’ad observed that road users have developed a culture which many observers describe as  rare, capable of minimizing road accidents.
While speaking on the dangers of using one way traffic, the Deputy Route Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and Protocol Officer, Zaria Unit, Idris Yahaya said that many road users don’t know the dangers of driving against  traffic.
He advised road users to always obey traffic rules to safeguard themselves and their passengers.
Yahaya warned drivers who are in the habit of reckless driving, endangering the lives of the people they are carrying, to stop, before they are arrested.
The Route Commander told KASTLEA personnel that there is no law that says vehicle battery should be removed if a driver commits an offence as well as boarding Keke NAPEP, warning that this should be stopped.
According to him, if KASTLEA have any difficulties with motorists, they should call for Police support instead of dragging with them.
Yahaya also said, very soon, issue of arresting or impounding vehicles or Keke NAPEP will be over as security numbers will be issued to NAPEP in Sabon Gari and zaria local government areas for easy identification of violators.
The meeting was convened following the concerns raised by the Emir of Zazzau, Dr. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as a result of increasing number of death on the highway, particularly at Gwargwaje, Global and Danmagaji on a daily basis as well as driving against traffic.
Those represented at  the meeting were, Police, FRSC, NARTO, NATA, Keke NAPEP, Heavy Truck, Crane drivers, KASTELEA and PCRC.


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