In an effort to lower the number of traffic accidents, the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps has issued a warning to truck drivers about fixing broken-down cars on the highway.
Additionally, the TRACE cautioned them against driving while intoxicated and against the flow of traffic in order to prevent accidents during the holiday season.
The warning was issued in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in the state’s Ota region by Ajibade Adekunle, the South-West Zonal Commander of TRACE.
Adekunle stated that if the broken-down car had been towed off the road rather than being left on the highway, the Tuesday morning crash on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which claimed ten lives, may have been prevented.
Ogun advises drivers not to fix broken down cars on public roads.
Truck drivers have been cautioned by the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps not to fix broken-down cars on the highway in an effort to lower the number of accidents.
To prevent accidents during the holiday season, the TRACE also advised them to refrain from driving while intoxicated and to drive against the flow of traffic.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in the state’s Ota region, Ajibade Adekunle, the South-West Zonal Commander of TRACE, issued the warning.
According to Adekunle, the crash that happened on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday morning and claimed ten lives could have been prevented if the broken-down car had been towed off the road rather than being left on the busy route.
He continued by saying that in an effort to end traffic accidents, Mr. Semi Ogunyemi, the Corps Commander of TRACE, has ordered all of its employees to go on a round-the-clock surveillance patrol throughout the state.
On the other hand, he advised drivers to exercise caution this Yuletide, especially when approaching damaged sections of the road.
He mentioned that one of the main causes of the many traffic accidents that have happened recently in the state is human error.
According to the head of TRACE, if basic safety guidelines and protocols had been followed, the two collisions on December 8 involving motorcycles and trucks might have been prevented.
“The TRACE commander is not pleased with the recent crashes in the state and has instructed the agency’s staff to start a rigorous public education campaign.
In order to prevent needless deaths, he said, “we are therefore pleading with drivers to get in touch with TRACE and FRSC so that the proper measures can be taken when their vehicles develop fault on the highway.”