… To Arrest and Try Drivers Without Seat-belt
Cross River State is set to confiscate abandoned, wrongly parked vehicles and try offenders from June 1.
The state’s Department of Public Transport (DOPT) sent the warning on Tuesday.
The Director General of the agency, Godwin Nyiam said in a press statement:
“This is to inform the general public and in particular owners of abandoned vehicles on all streets in Calabar metropolis that the Traffic Management and Regulatory Agency (TRAMRA) shall from Wednesday 30th May, 2020 commence enforcement of wrong parking and removal of all such vehicles.
” In the same vein, all Mechanics, Vulcanizers and Car Wash dealers who have turned public roads into their business premises should forthwith desist from this act as taskforce has been set up to correct this abnormally.
“Owners of heavy duty vehicles are also advised to desist from parking their Trucks/Vehicles on Pedestrian walk ways.
“Any driver driving without a seat beat will be arrested and the vehicle impounded.
” He also warned those trading on pedestrian lane to desist forthwith, reminding them that such act is highly prohibited.
Mr. Nyiam warned: “owners of vehicles should ensure that their vehicles are in good shape and particulars up to date.
“The public should also take note that the Agency now have a Mobil Court and should please grab a copy of the law establishing the agency to be guided.
“All those impersonating the defunct department in one way or the other should please stop as modalities to hand pick and prosecute such people are on going .
“All vehicles seen violating this order shall be impounded and their owners arrested and prosecuted at the Special Traffic Court which shall be sitting for the purpose”.