Date: 15th June, 2016
It is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly Deltans and motorists that the Delta State Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA) will on Thursday, June 16, 2016, commence the enforcement of regulations guiding the management of road traffic in the State.
For the avoidance of doubt, DESTMA is empowered by relevant state laws to arrest, impound and to prosecute, as the case may be, motorists that: obstruct free flow of traffic, use mobile phones while driving, beat of traffic lights, drive against traffic (one way driving), drive without seatbelts amongst other road traffic offences.
DESTMA officials have in the last one and half months been engaged in sensitization/enlightenment activities to educate the public without engaging in the enforcement of traffic rules. DESTMA officials during the period gave out fliers to motorists giving details on traffic offences and fines such offences attract.
Accordingly, members of the public, motorists and members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) are by this announcement advised to maintain healthy road behavior and to cooperate with DESTMA officials to make our roads safe and free from all traffic irregularities.
Director of Information