By Ndife David – Awka.
Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging Governor Chukwuma Soludo to direct the Commissioner for Transport, and other relevant agencies to immediately commence a clampdown on motorists using artificial headlamps at nights.
The resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by the member representing Anaocha Constituency Two, Honourable Ejike Okechukwu, during plenary.
Sponsoring the motion, Honourable Okechukwu informed the House that most motorists, especially truck drivers installed extra lamps on their vehicles, and these artificial headlamps have caused many havocs and fatal accidents on Anambra Roads, leading to so many injuries and deaths.
The legislator maintained that if these artificial headlamps are identified by the relevant government agencies under the ministry of Transport and law enforcement agencies, and dismantled, accidents on the roads, especially at nights will be reduced by at least thirty percent.
On his part, the member representing Dunukofia Constituency and chairman, House Committee on Information, Technology and Creative Economy, Honourable Chuks Azotani, noted that the harmful impact of the ugly trend on other motorists can never be over emphasized and called on relevant agencies to put a stop to it.
In his contribution, the member representing Aguata Constituency One, Honourable Anayor Okpalaeke, revealed that seventy-five percent of accidents that occur at night are caused by motorists, who use artificial headlamps and urged Governor Soludo to clampdown down on them in order to make the roads safe at night.
Speaker of the house, Right Honourable Somtochukwu Udeze, described the motion as apt and read out the resolution of the house, while lawmakers supported it through a voice vote.