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Traffic defaulters now to undergo mental test in Anambra – commissioner

 

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Maduako Igbokwe l Saturday, April 30, 2022

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AWKA, Anambra – Henceforth , any violators of road traffic laws would  undergo mental tests, Anambra State Government has said.

Commissioner for transport, Patricia Igwebuike who disclosed this in a statement made available to news men in  Awka at the weekend said that  in addition  would  show evidence of tax payment. According the statement, the state government would henceforth go tough against violation of traffic rules and regulations.

He also  cautioned against indiscriminate picking and dropping of passengers in  unauthorized sections of the roads, driving against traffic, tricycles plying the highways, disobedience to traffic lights and personnel, abandoning of broken down and unserviceable vehicles on the public roads as well as trading on the roads and streets and other similar activities causing traffic congestions and disorderliness on Anambra roads.

The commissioner  further  warned motorists to desist from such deviant behaviours and flagrant violation of extant state road traffic laws and regulations forthwith to avoid unpleasant consequences.

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He ordered  owners of broken down and unserviceable vehicles and other wreckages on Anambra roads to remove them within the next 72 hours or risk forfeiting such to the state government.

Igwebuike added,”With effect from Monday, 2nd May, 2022, any motorist apprehended for violating Anambra State Road Traffic Laws and Regulations will have his or her vehicle impounded and detained for a minimum of 14 days without option of fine and such offenders shall produce evidence of tax payments in Anambra State and sign undertaking to be of good behaviour.

“Those arrested for one-way driving shall undergo mental evaluation at designated government hospital at their own cost”, he said.

 

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