The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State has warned motorists to avoid night journeys during the yuletide to reduce road accidents.
Mr. Ajibade Adekunle, the Sango-Ota Area Commander, TRACE, who spoke on behalf of the corps Commander/ Chief Executive Officers, Mr. Seni Ogunyei, gave the warning in an interview on Saturday in Ogun.
Ogunyemi said that the warning became necessary to avoid accidents during the yuletide which is always associated with night journeys.
According to him, traveling at night is risky as receiving assistance when accidents occur can be difficult and this has caused many deaths.
He also noted the repairing faulted vehicles during the night journeys could be dangerous to travelers as well.
“Travelers need to caution themselves against night trips; they must also ensure that their vehicles are in good conditions before embarking on journeys,” he said.
He also warned motorists against flouting traffic rules and regulations such as route violation, driving against traffic, use of phones while driving among others that could lead to unnecessary loss of lives.
“Maintain the average speed of 50Km/per hour during, before, and after Ember months at construction zones, as many construction works are ongoing across the state.”
He reiterated the corps commitment to continue collaborating with other sister agencies to reduce gridlocks in all areas of the states.
Ogunyemi charged motorist to change their mentality on flouting traffic rules to avoid penalties.