By David Okpala/Stella Okpala
Akpo (Aguata LGA), July 11, 2021 (MOI) President-General, Akpo Development Association (ADA), Nze Henry C Dim has directed the Community Vigilance Group to apprehend motorists, tricyclists, motorcyclists plying the streets of Akpo at night without headlights for the police.
He said this while interacting with information officers, at Akpo, on July 11.
The PG said: “the rate at which accidents occur at Akpo is alarming. Victims in most cases are bicyclists and motorcyclists, who operate at nights without headlights.
“Some of them use torches, telephone lights, to drive at night; when accidents occur, they attribute it to God’s will, while it is a product of disobedience and carelessness.
“The people that manufacture this vehicular equipment put installed lights in them with a view that they will be used at night.
“So, if your lightning system is bad, then your vehicle is not road worthy at night.
“If you have gone out during the day and are late for any reason, park your vehicle there; save your life and those of your loved ones,’’ he advised.
“Road safety officers cannot be everywhere at night, especially in the rural areas.
“So, I have directed my vigilance group to apprehend any vehicular gadget without headlights plying the streets of Akpo at night.
“I have taken the announcement to all the Churches, Markets, Schools to this effect. Do not be victims,’’ PG pleaded.
“Government has also directed that you do not use tricycles without open doors, vehicles with tinted glasses. We are absolutely implementing this order at Akpo.
“It is not aimed at inconveniencing anybody but for security purposes,’’ he said.
“In my understanding, the government does not derive joy in banning tricycles as it is a source of livelihood for citizens.
“Government has an option to impose a ban over recklessness, driving without regulations, criminality, and becoming uncontrollable. “If you are using a motorcycle and tricycle to feed your family in rural areas, we need you to adhere to government directives to remain in business. (MOI)