The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) has impounded about 60 motorcycles in a special operation to clamp down on traffic offenders across Abeokuta, the State capital.
Leading the Special Operation Team, the TRACE Corps Commander, ‘Seni Ogunyemi, who spoke to journalists in an interview, noted that the operation became imperative due to motorists and motorcyclists’ failure to adhere to laid down rules and regulations.
“We are out to sensitise the motoring public on how to make good use of the road, especially the areas we have traffic lights. We observed that majority of the motoring public do not obey the traffic lights, most especially the commercial motorcycle riders. We have experienced many crashes in Ogun State, caused mainly by these recalcitrant Okada riders.
‘’We listened to members of the public, and from information gathered, we realized that we need to enforce traffic compliance, and that is why we are out, not to punish people, but to correct them. Their lives is important to their family and to the government,’’ Ogunyemi submitted.
The TRACE boss advised the motoring public to make good use of the newly constructed roads by driving carefully, noting that it was not meant for trading, hawking or indiscriminate parking.
In a separate interview, the Public Relations Officer of the Truck Owners Association of Nigeria, Comrade Olatunji Ajayi noted the Association had embarked on massive sensitization of their members on how best to make use of the road.
He said that the executive members of the association had gone round the State to identify bad portions and accident prone areas that cause accidents to put in place precautionary measures on the road.