As part of its mandate to ensure free flow of traffic in the State, the Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) have concluded plans for the deployment of no fewer than 1,500 personnel across the State during the forthcoming Sallah Celebration in conjunction with other Security Agencies.
A statement by KAROTA spokesperson, Nabilusi Abubakar K/Na’isa on Monday said the action is to ensure effective control and free vehicle movements for all road users 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.
According to the statement, 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, Hon.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.
Other traffic offences include; disobeying traffic, punishable under section 16 (4,7&8) Paragraph 12 of KAROTA Law 2012 which comes with fine.
Furthermore, underage Cyclists are liable to 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 incidences that could lead to injury, loss of lives or properties.
For emergencies and prompt response, the Agency can be reached on 08023608861