. . . ‘Why we Coated Amawbia, Kwata, Arroma Flyovers Crossbars with Retro Reflective Tapes.’
The Anambra State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC RS5.3, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, has announced that beginning from August, 2019, the command will embark on massive enforcement and impoundment of unregistered tricycles (Keke) and motorcycles (both private and commercial), reports Abuchi Onwumelu.
According to the Sector Commander, those using fake number plates would not be spared, and anyone caught would be prosecuted.
Kumapayi who stated this in an exclusive interview with Fides described the directive as a national one, saying that it was not peculiar to Anambra State alone, but a nationwide order.
He noted that the order became necessary following numerous criminal reports and crime incidents recorded involving the tryclists and motorcyclists in the country.
Mr. Kumapayi who vowed that the command would ensure the new order, urged the operators to visit Anambra State Internal Revenue Board for proper registration and issuance of original number plates.
‘Anambra State Government has enough number plates; no excuses. We are starting immediately. We will not spare any defaulter. Unscrupulous elements are using it for nefarious activities. Enough is enough,’ Kumapayi stated.
With the new order, he said, the criminals would have no choice than to leave the state.
‘We are going to implement the directive fully. We are committed to providing better and safer roads. The enforcement will not stop at the major cities. We are taking the enforcement down to rural communities. It is not just for the urban areas. Our men will be everywhere, impounding unregistered tricycles and motorcycles, both private and commercial.
‘We are collaborating with the sister agencies to ensure that we reduce crime and criminality to the barest minimum,’ he concluded.
Meanwhile, the Sector Commander has said that the reason the command coated Amawbia, Kwata, Arroma Flyover bars with retro reflective tapes was to ensure that the cross bars erected at the three flyovers were not rammed into by careless and reckless drivers.
‘We observed that reckless and untrained drivers are always ramming their vehicles into the crossbars. Those crossbars are mounted for a purpose. It is to prevent articulated vehicles from using the flyovers. FRSC, Anambra State Command, coated these crossbars with original retro reflective tapes, making them more visible both in the day and in the night,’ he said.