Operation Stop Overload To Be Enforced In Anambra

Anambra State Ministry of Transport and the State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corp have embarked on operation stop overload and recklessness by tipper drivers in the State.

The operation, aimed at improving safety for motorists and other road users, is sequel to a resolution passed recently by the State House of Assembly, directing Governor Willie Obiano to address challenges associated with activities of tipper drivers in the State.

The Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, who restated the commitment of the State Government to maintaining and improving safety on roads, said “operation decongest Anambra traffic and roads” will come on the heels of the ongoing exercise to further improve safety of other road users, warning motorists to ensure that their vehicles are road worthy.

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The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, who reechoed caution against unapproved headlights that usually cause road crashes at night, vowed that road traffic defaulters will be prosecuted to deter others.

Security agencies, Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, and officials of the Anambra Traffic Management Agency, ATMA, are part of the ongoing exercise.

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