February 8, 2023

Ogun TRACE deploys 680 traffic personnels ahead of New year celebrations

Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, TRACE, has commenced operation “SAFE & RESPONSIBLE DRIVING….A MUST” throughout the Ogun 12 major traffic corridors.

 

They include the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Expressway, Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway, Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Interchange Expressway, Lafenwa/Rounder-Olorunda-Ayetoro-Imeko-Ilara Border amongst others for constant motorized patrol, 24hrs on daily basis, to ensure the safety of road users.

 

The exercise is to guarantee effective traffic management, timely clearance of obstructions, prompt rescue/emergency service, and collaboration with other security agencies on the 12 major traffic corridors in the state before, during, and after the Christmas and New Year Celebrations.

 

According to a release from the office of the TRACE Commander/CE, Cdr. ‘Seni Ogunyemi, the operation which commenced on Monday, 12th December 2022, through Monday, 9th January 2023, will involve the deployment of 680 operational strength of her human resource to man strategic beats and choke points, especially diversion and construction zones across the state 12 major traffic corridors.

 

The move, according to him, is to check the excesses of recalcitrant motorists, more so that, the agency envisages a high volume of vehicular and human traffic during the Christmas and New Year Holidays.

 

With its attendant traffic build-up, breakdown of ill-maintained vehicles, obstruction, overspeeding, reckless and drunk driving, as well as road crashes.

 

The release also urges the motoring public to avoid buying fuel and transporting same in contaminated jerry cans, in view of the fuel distribution challenge that is prevalent in the country because of the risk and danger associated with same.

 

Rather, the agency advised they should use safe fire-resistant lined containers, which are safe and tamper-proof.

 

With its attendant traffic build-up, breakdown of ill-maintained vehicles, obstruction, overspeeding, reckless and drunk driving, as well as road crashes.

 

The release also urges the motoring public to avoid buying fuel and transporting same in contaminated jerry cans, in view of the fuel distribution challenge that is prevalent in the country because of the risk and danger associated with same.

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