Serious Sanctions Awaits Violators Of Traffic Rules In Abuja – Chukwu

Serious Sanctions Awaits Violators Of Traffic Rules In Abuja – Chukwu
September 01 20:14 2015 Print This Article

Henceforth, the FCT Administration will apply serious sanctions on any erring motorists caught violating road traffic rules in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu, gave this threat on Tuesday at the occasion of the 1st year anniversary of the Abuja Computerised Vehicle Testing Services in Katampe District (extension), Abuja.

It would be recalled that the former Akwa Ibom State governor Godswill Akpabio who is also the senate minority leader on Monday was involved in an auto crash following he’s attempt to break traffic light at the Bolingo junction on Abuja airport road.

The Permanent Secretary further threatened that parking on walkways and other unauthorized places would not be taken lightly as appropriate sanctions would also be applied.

Engr. Chukwu used the occasion to appeal to all road users in the Federal Capital Territory to obey traffic rules and road signs to ensure safety on Abuja roads.

He identified three major causes of road crashes, which according to him include the state of the road, the attitude of the driver and more importantly the state of the vehicle.

His words: “Where the state of the vehicle is largely compromised, the resultant effect can better be imagined and therefore every effort must not be spared to keep vehicles plying FCT roads Roadworthy.”

The Permanent Secretary thus, instructed the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services to synergise with the operators of the Testing Centre to ensure that all vehicles in the Territory are subjected to the clinical diagnosis of the Centre before roadworthiness certificates are issued to the owners.

In order to reduce the effect of the high rate of road fatalities occasioned by the prevalence of unworthy vehicles, Engr. Chukwu directed the Directorate of Road Traffic Services to replicate Vehicle Testing Service Centres in all the six Area Councils of the Territory.

He reiterated that the establishment of the Testing Centre in the six Area Councils would provide easy access to motoring public in and around the Satellite Towns to get their vehicles tested.

Welcoming guests to the occasion, the Director of Administration & Finance, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Sulaiman called on the FCT motoring residents to complement the huge resources invested in this project by making their vehicles available for testing.

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