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.
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.