Oyo Goes Tough On Micra Taxi Drivers With Passengers In Front Seat – THEY RISK JAIL TERMS

Oyo state government through the chairman of Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, has said that henceforth commercial car drivers conveying more than one passenger at the front seat will be arrested and prosecuted for related traffic offences.Fagbemi made this known while talking to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday 2nd of December 2019 citing that increase in recent road accidents is caused by overloading of vehicles by commercial motorists.

Similarly, he also fingered commercial motorcyclist, he said the they will also not be spared if they are found carrying more than one passenger or carrying a passenger without using crash helmet.

He said “Owing to the significant number of motorcycle-related road crashes recorded in the State in the last two quarters of the year, it has become imperative and expedient to fully and strictly implement the portion of the State Road Traffic Law 2019, which clearly stipulates that all motorists and motorcycles operating within the State should not at any point in time carry more than one passenger and must as well utilize the crash helmet.”

“In the best interest of citizens of Oyo State, particularly as the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration is committed to the security of lives and properties of the people, the governor has directed, through OYRTMA that all commercial motorists and motorcycles must adhere strictly to the traffic law on the number of passengers to load, so as to avoid accident.”

He, however, urged motorists to adhere strictly to the road traffic laws of Oyo state as traffic offenders will not be spared. (c) December 4, 2019

Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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