Kaduna- A total of 783 motorist have been arrested in Kaduna metropolis for various traffic offences between January and April this year, the state Director, Vehicle Inspection Unit, Malam Magaji Umar, has said.
Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Kaduna that ``some of the motorists were charged to court while others were instantly fined''.
He said the unit would continue to monitor vehicle owners in the state and enforce relevant laws to safeguard road users.
Umar reminded commercial vehicle owners in the state to paint their vehicles as specified by law, warning that any unpainted commercial vehicle apprehended would be impounded.
The director advised drivers unions to advise their members on the need to obey traffic rules and regulations, especially in ensuring proper documentation of their vehicles.
He said the Kaduna State Government had engaged consultants for the e-registration of drivers licences, to avoid the issuance of fake licences and other malpractice.
On rickety vehicles plying the roads, the director said 70 per cent of vehicles in the state were road worthy, adding that the unit would continue to ensure that all vehicles meet the required safety level before being put on road.
Umar urged all stakeholder in the transport sector to cooperate with the state government and agencies responsible for traffic safety to ensure safety on the roads.
He also advised passengers to stop patronising unpainted buses and taxi cabs for their own safety.