21 traffic offenders convicted in Delta
For committing different traffic offences, 21 persons were at the weekend docked before a Mobile Traffic Court in the Delta state capital of Asaba. The various traffic offences attracted fines ranging from N3,000 to N5,000 depending on the severity of the traffic offence.
The traffic offenders who were caught in the web of traffic violations and prosecuted, were from across all strata of the society such as the clergy, the police, civil servants, business individuals and some top government officials.
Sentencing the offenders, the Senior Magistrate in-charge of the Mobile Court, Mr. John Ezewanli, advised motorists to always respect the court, as the canopy used in representing the court, should not be adjudged as a factor to disregard the power and competence of the court.
At the trial, seat belt violation recorded the highest offenders amongst the other offences such as illegal coverage of vehicle number plates, violation of traffic lights and driving against traffic.
Fielding questions from journalists, Delta State Traffic Management Authority Director-General, Mr. Stephen Dieseruvwe, has called on motorists and other road users to be safety conscious at all times to avoid accidents on our roads.
Dieseruvwe made the call when some individuals were held for various road traffic offences and were brought before a Mobile Traffic Court set up around the Delta State House of Assembly Complex fence along Okpanam road in Asaba.
He reminded that the public that the Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, had made it mandatory that the Mobile Traffic Court would be a continuous exercise and that those flouting traffic laws at will, should have a rethink or face the consequences of their actions.
He advise motorists to always endeavour to avoid alcohol and drug in-take as it could make them drowsy and alter their sense of judgment and coordination, adding that the influence of alcohol and doping could bring about driving insanity and avoidable accidents.
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