Govt warn motorists against arbitrary parking in Osun

•••frowns at drivers using earpiece while driving

The Osun State Government has warned motorists, especially commercial minibus drivers popularly known as ‘Korope’ against arbitrary parking of vehicles by the road sides.

This is just as the government frowns at the use of earpiece or earphones by drivers while driving, saying it causes distraction which eventually lead to road accidents.

The government spoke through the Executive Secretary, Osun State Office of Transportation, Engr. Bilal Adiat while responding to questions on a popular radio programme tagged: ‘Aabo Loju Popo’

Engr. Adiat said the arbitrary parking of vehicles on the road sides is a serious offence which, he said, the State government will no longer overlook.

He said vehicles are supposed to be parked completely off the road so as not to impede other road users, thereby causing obstruction to the free flow of traffic within the town.

The Executive Secretary said commercial minibuses popularly known as ‘Korope’ are more culpable of the offence especially when they want to stop and pick passengers.

While warning that officials of the Office of Transportation will henceforth enforce compliance, Engr. Adiat also warned drivers against the use of earpiece while driving saying it has caused a number of accidents on the road.

He urged motorists to maintain the normal speed limit and avoid over speeding which,he said, has taken a lot of lives unexpectedly.

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