The Kano Road and Traffic Agency, KAROTA, says it will deploy 1,000 personnel during the Eid-El-Fitr celebrations in the state.
The traffic control agency, in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesman, Nabilusi Abubakar, said the decision was part of its mandate to ensure free flow of traffic during the festivities.
KAROTA, therefore, charged its officers to ensure motorists and other road users comply with all the state laws regarding the use of roads so as to prevent unnecessary traffic hold-ups recorded during such festivity in the past.
The agency reminded the public that traffic offences including disobeying traffic, are punishable under section 16 (4,7&8) paragraph 12 of KAROTA Law 2012 and attracts N15,000 fine.
Also, according to the agency, underage tricycle riders are liable to a N20,000 fine, a punishment under section 16 sub, 4,7&8 Paragraph 2, 3 of KAROTA Law 2012.
“The Managing Director of KAROTA, Baffa Babba Dan’agundi admonished parents to desist from the habit of giving their underage children vehicle to drive especially during this period as any child caught driving would be arrested, fined and have his vehicle seized just as Reckless Driving and Over Speeding would also be dealt with.
“The general public and all road users are therefore advised to adhere strictly to all traffic laws before, during and after the Sallah Festive holidays to avoid unfortunately incidences that could lead to injury, loss of lives or property,” the statement reads in part.