Reps seek arrest, prosecution of traffic violators in Abuja

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The House of Representatives has demanded that anyone who disobeys traffic light signals and other traffic laws be tracked and charged in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,

The House encouraged the Federal Capital Territory Administration to put into effect technologies that would allow it to track and detain anyone who violated traffic laws within the FCT.

To ensure compliance, it gave the Federal Capital Territory and the committee on the Federal Road Safety Commission specific instructions.

These resolutions followed the adoption of a motion titled, “Compelling Road Users to Obey Traffic Light Signals and Road Traffic Regulations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja” moved by Igariwey Enwo, during Thursday’s plenary.

The House was worried that by refusing or failing to observe traffic signs, drivers in the Federal Capital Territory pose a risk to other road users rather than controlling traffic flow and preventing accidents.

It also stated that VIP cars, bullion vans, motorcyclists, dispatch riders, tricyclists, and taxi cab vehicles are the worst offenders of traffic control light signals.

The National Bureau of Statistics data showing that the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, now has the highest rate of car accidents in Nigeria alarmed the House.

According to the report, technology is used in the majority of jurisdictions to find and detain people who break traffic laws.

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