Saturday, 18 January 2020

See what DOPT's operation Psycha is all about

The Department of Public Transportation, DOPT in Cross River State in its bid to carry out its core mandate of ensuring strict compliance to traffic rules and maintenance of law and order on the highways, has launched what it calls "Operation Psycha".

According to the DG of the Department, Comrade Godwin Nyaim, the operation is all about ensuring all road users especially the commercial vehicle drivers are sane citizens plying the roads. "Operation Psycha is our own way of ensuring that all road users  are sane people, if anyone disobeys traffic rules, we take you to the psychiatric hospital to find out if you are okay, off course we cannot prosecute a mad man. So when we take you there if you are truly insane, we do the needful but if you are not, the law will surely take its course. But you can not be a driver when you are not normal".

The DG is optimistic that the operation will help reduce the nonchalant attitude of drivers and reactivate the true sprit of patriotism that has become none residence in most drivers. It will also help to deter other drivers who deliberately will want to disobey traffic rules. 

The Director General of the Department who revealed that the essence of the operation is basically to ensure sanity is restored, said the operation has come to stay, it will last as long as government last and it affect both commercial drivers and private car owners. 

While launching the operation in a sensitization workshop organised by the department for commercial drivers in Calabar, security agencies with responsibilities to road users such as, The Federal Fire Service, The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, The Nigerian Police Force, The Federal Road Safety Corp, VIO etc were all in attendance to lend their support to the operation as well as sensitise drivers on the various road signs and laws. 

The various unions of taxi drivers were on ground with their members to be sensitized as well as express their concerns as regards the various taxes, enforcement agencies and some unfavorable policies of government. 

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Uniform personnel have taken over our business, taxi drivers complain

See full video of Operation Psycha