Motorists Complain Against Siren Use, Revolving Lights


A cross section of
motorists in Port Harcourt and its environs have decried the indiscriminate use of siren and revolving lights by convoys, banks and company drivers.
The motorists who barred their mind in a random interview with our correspondent in Port Harcourt said they were being threatened and frightened while on the steering.
According to them, despite the purported ban on banks, companies and individuals on the use of revolving lights and siren, some drivers who felt they are more important than others always bust the siren of their vehicles to beat traffic or drive against traffic as well overtake other vehicles indiscriminately.
They however called on the law enforcement agents and other authorities to enforce the law on indiscriminate use of siren and revolving lights by unapproved vehicles especially Hilux drivers.
The motorists advocated that defaulters should be arrested and prosecuted according to the law, in order to serve as deterrent to others whose stock in trade had been lawlessness on free flow of traffic.
“Let all Patrol Vans and convoy or expatriates drivers  and those of bullon vans be cautioned to obey traffic rules and regulations in the state”, they posited.
Mr Soloman Chikere said the development is fast becoming an embarrassment as people now use siren and reflective lights at random.
Chikere  noted that government and other authorities should urgently look into it to forestall further break down of law and order by these unscrupulous drivers.
Precious Alalibo also noted with dismay that blasting of siren in the state has become a source of worry as expatriate drivers always used it to beat traffic, and called for urgent steps to be taken.
In his remarks, Comrade Titus Olowo also condemned the indiscriminate use of siren by unauthorized persons, suggesting that a taskforce be set up to monitor and arrest any culprit no matter his/her status,  to serve as deterent to others.