Spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, DSP Andrew Enwerem, has called on motorists to always obey traffic wardens, especially when it rains in Owerri metropolis, to avoid traffic gridlocks.
Enwerem spoke to Christian Voice, recently and frowned at the high level of disobedience by some motorists and highly placed individuals “who feel too big to be controlled by traffic wardens”.
He was reacting to the apparent inability of the police traffic unit to cope with traffic in the Imo State capital whenever it rains.
DSP Enwerem lamented that not all junctions and roundabouts in the city has shelter for rain.
He, therefore, appealed to government, public-spirited individuals, corporate organizations and politicians to help provide shelter at these junctions and also to donate rain coats and boots for traffic wardens.
According to him, traffic jam prone areas such as Orlu Road, Control Post, Aba Road, Port Harcourt Road, Mbaise Road and others have enough traffic wardens and civil guards who control traffic.
However, not all of them are equipped enough to work under the rain, he said.
A member of the Imo Civil Guard told Christian Voice that bus drivers are always rude to them whenever they try to correct them, thus, contributing to traffic jam.
She also complained of lack of shelter and that available rain coats did not go round.