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In Ogun Assembly passes resolution on compulsory use of vehicle head lamps

Ogun lawmaker stressed the need for all road users,  especially travellers at night,  to adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avert loss of lives.

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The Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution making the use of headlamps  compulsory for all vehicles plying  roads in the state.

Mr Wale Alausa (PDP – Ijebu Ode) moved the motion for the passage of the resolution and it was  seconded by Mr Tunde Sanusi (APC – Obafemi-Owode).

The resolution by Alausa, who is also the Minority Leader,  was entitled : ” A call on all Road Traffic Law Enforcement Agencies to Enforce all Safety Measures for all Vehicles plying Ogun State road,  especially on the Appropriateness of  Vehicle Headlights.’’

Opening debate on the motion, Alausa said  there had been instances of  avoidable accidents due to lack of headlamp  or use of reflective signs on vehicles that had broken down on the highways.

The lawmaker stressed the need for all road users,  especially travellers at night,  to adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avert loss of lives.

He explained that protection of lives and property of the citizenry was part of government’s responsibility as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Sanusi, on his part,  said the enforcement of the motion should be appropriate, especially at night,  as it would go a long way in  reducing road mishaps.

The lawmaker also called on drivers of articulated  vehicles to always put in place reflectors while plying the roads at night so as to alert other road users.

Mr Olakunle Oluomo (APC – Ifo 1) urged traffic management agencies to effectively discharge their duties  and refrain from extortion.

Oluomo also called on the traffic management  agencies to monitor vehicles  carrying granite  without using canopy to cover it, saying erring drivers should be arrested and prosecuted.

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