The Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has concluded plans for the deployment of no fewer than 1,000 personnel during the forthcoming Sallah Celebration in conjunction with other Security Agencies to ease traffick movement in the state
In a statement by KAROTA’s Public Relations Officer, Nabilusi Abubakar Kofar Nai’sa said the Agency deemed it necessary to deploy large number of its personnel during the festivity period considering large turnout of vehicles and other road users recorded during the period.
” The officers have been charged to ensure motorists and other road users comply with all the State laws with regards to driving and the use of roads so as to prevent unnecessary traffic hold-ups recorded during such festivity in the past.
” KAROTA warns that the Agency will arrest and prosecute anyone who violates traffic laws during the season as some unscrupulous persons have made it a habit to engage in dangerous driving the time endangering their lives and those of others.
” The Managing Director, Dr. Baffa Babba Dan’agundi admonished parents to desist from the habit of giving their underage children vehicle to drive especially during this period as any child caught driving would be arrested, fined and have his vehicle seized just as Reckless Driving and Over Speeding would also be dealt with.”
The statement also said other traffic offences include; disobeying traffic, punishable under section 16 (4,7&8) Paragraph 12 of KAROTA Law 2012 which comes with N15,000 fine.
He stated that underage Cyclists are liable to N20,000 fine, a punishment under section 16 sub, 4,7&8 Paragraph 2, 3 of KAROTA Law 2012.
” The general public and all road users are therefore advised to adhere strictly to all traffic laws before, during and after the Sallah Festive holidays to avoid unfortunately incidences that could lead to injury, loss of lives or properties”.