The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has deployed 1,500 personnel for the Sallah celebrations to ensure a free flow of traffic across the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the Agency, Nabilusi Abubakar, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Kano.
According to the statement, this is to ensure effective control and free vehicle movements for all road users during the celebration period.
“Officers have been charged to make sure motorists and other road users comply with all the state laws with regard to driving and the use of roads so as to prevent unnecessary traffic hold-ups recorded during such festivity in the past.
“KAROTA warns that the Agency will arrest and prosecute anyone who violates traffic laws during the season.
“Some unscrupulous persons have made it a habit to engage in dangerous driving at the time endangering their lives and those of others,” he said.
The statement also quoted the Managing Director of the agency, Baffa Babba-Dan’agundi, as warning “parents to desist from the habit of giving their underage children vehicle to drive especially during this period.
“As any under age caught driving would be arrested, fined and have his vehicle seized just as Reckless Driving and Over Speeding would also be dealt with.
“Other traffic offences include disobeying traffic, punishable under section 16 4,7&8 (12) of KAROTA Law 2012 which comes with fine,” he said.
He advised the general public to adhere strictly to all traffic laws before, during and after the Sallah festive holidays to avoid incidences that could lead to injury, loss of lives or property.