The Enugu State Government has given reasons why it resumed clamping of vehicles that committed traffic offences, saying that it was in the overall interest of the people of the state especially road users.
In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Vitus Okechi, “the government regretted that the rate, at which motorists were abusing traffic rules and regulations in the state since after the governor ordered the suspension of the collection of fines for traffic offences in Enugu metropolis, was alarming and a threat to security of lives”
Mr Okechi stressed that most road users in the state no longer obey traffic rules and regulations, adding that such an untoward action was the cause of some accidents on major roads in the state capital as well as the traffic obstruction being experienced on the roads including the ones newly constructed by the present administration.
The transport commissioner added that contrary to reports in some sections of the media, the resumption of traffic enforcement exercise was not targeted to harass motorists but to still discipline and ensure smooth and accident-free transportation in the state capital and beyond.
He disclosed that the exercise was critically reviewed and carefully re-launched in line with the people-oriented programmes and policies of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration to improve the quality of transportation in the state, enhance security, save lives and propel an enduring legacy of a more decent inter-personal relationship between road users and traffic officials.