The Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) of the FCT Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday impounded at least 20 rickety vehicles, 10 tricycles and 15 motorcycles.
The DRTS said the vehicles would be crushed and their owners prosecuted.
Head of Operations, Mrs Deborah Osho, told newsmen during the raid that owners of the vehicles would be prosecuted either for using rickety vehicles or for operating from illegal motor parks or for breaking the law against the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles.
She explained that the raid was conducted to rid the federal capital city of illegal motor parks, rickety vehicles that were not road worthy, tricycles, and motorcycles and to keep the city clean.
“Most of the commercial taxis, motorcycles and tricycles constitute nuisance in the nation’s capital city. This is unacceptable.
“We are doing everything we can to address the problem and we will continue to clamp down on all rickety vehicles and taxis operating illegal parks around the city,’’ Osho stated.
Osho urged FCT motorists to be law-abiding and to respect all traffic rules and regulations to ensure safer roads, a cleaner city and sanity in the capital city.
Secretary, Command and Control of the FCTA Taskforce, Peter Olumuji, said enforcing sanity in the city and ridding it of all kinds of illegality would improve security.
Olumuji said that the DRTS would continue to go after operators of illegal motor parks, rickety vehicles, and operators of commercial tricycles and motorcycles in collaboration with security agencies.