Eid-el Fitr: TRACE warns motorists against drunk-driving to reduce crashes

Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has warned motorists in the state against drunk-driving to minimise crashes during the Eid-el-Filtr celebrations.

The Owode-Ijako Unit Commander of TRACE, Mrs Temitope Oseni, gave the warning in an interview with the Newsmen in Ota, Ogun on Tuesday.

NAN reports that the Federal Government had declared May 12 and May 13 as public holidays to allow Muslim faithful to celebrate Eid-el-Filtr.

Oseni identified drunk driving as one of the factors responsible for road traffic crashes, especially during festive periods.

“Don’t drink while driving. And if you must drink, don’t drive.

“We must also caution motorists against excessive speeding which can lead to unnecessary loss of lives and property during the Sallah celebrations,” she said.

Oseni also stressed the need for motorists to plan their journeys ahead and refrain from night travelling to avoid mishaps on the road.

She also warned motorists against wrongful overtaking and use of cell phones while driving in order to have accident-free celebrations.

While urging motorists to adhere strictly to traffic regulations, Oseni said that TRACE personnel would be deployed to various locations, especially accident-prone areas, to ensure safety and sanity on the road.

The TRACE chief further warned motorists against flouting traffic regulations at construction zones, stressing that obeying traffic regulations was key to avoid unnecessary accidents on the road.

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