The Edo state government has stepped up the campaign against traffic offenders in the Benin metropolis, arresting three more drivers who were driving against traffic and impounding their vehicles.

Edo State Public Works Volunteer Coordinator Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie, while briefing reporters in Benin City on the development, said the drivers were prosecuted before a mobile court and will be prosecuted accordingly. with existing state laws.

He said the new arrest has brought to seven the total number of people who have been detained since the start of the exercise, reaffirming the government’s commitment to restore sanity and order on the roads of the Benin metropolis.

According to him, “PUWOV officials have arrested three more motorists in the Benin metropolis for driving against (one-way) traffic. Vehicles include a gold-colored Toyota Camry and two cream-and-ash Mitsubishi buses with registration numbers; BEN-12-ZZ and RSH 514 XN respectively.

“The vehicles have been impounded, while the drivers have been prosecuted before a mobile court and will be duly prosecuted in accordance with the current laws of the state.”

He further warned: “It is strictly prohibited to drive against the flow of traffic. Doing so is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious accidents, causing injury and even death to those involved.

“The Edo State government is committed to ensuring the safety of its citizens by ensuring order and safety on our roads and has intensified enforcement to crack down on all unruly motorists who drive against traffic, posing a threat to the safety of other road users. The government has established mechanisms to ensure that these recalcitrant drivers are stopped and forced to face the full wrath of the law.”

The PUWOV Coordinator added: “We urge all drivers to pay attention to road signs and signals and to always drive defensively to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

“Members of the public can record motorists who do not respect the traffic rules on our road and send a video of the recording to the WhatsApp number; 08132030846. Let’s all work together to make our roads a safer place for everyone”.