The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) have advised motorists plying Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway to adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to reduce gridlocks and unnecessary loss of lives.
Mrs Temitope Oseni, the Owode-Ijako Unit Commander, who spoke on behalf of the Corps Commander of TRACE, Mr Seni Ogunyemi, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Ota, Ogun.
Oseni said that the warning became necessary to motorists to ensure sanity due to the ongoing rehabilitation works by Julius Berger Construction company that led to “road blocked’’ from Goro Market on Abeokuta-Lagos expressway.
She said that flouting of traffic rules and regulations had been major factors contributing to several gridlocks on Abeokuta-Lagos expressway.
Oseni further said that this imposed danger on the lives of people crossing and several hours were being spent on the traffic jams because motorists drove against one way from Conoil on Abeokuta-Lagos expressway.
“The TRACE wants to appeal to motorists to refrain from driving against one way and adhere strictly to simple traffic rules and regulations to prevent mishaps on the highway.
“If only the motoring public can exercise patience around Goro Market on Abeokuta expressway, discomfort and gridlocks leading to several hours spent along this axis would be drastically reduce,’’ she said.
She noted that the erring drivers that drove against one way always blocked other motorists coming from Abeokuta, thereby resulting to serious traffic jams.
The unit commander enjoined motorists coming from Sango-Ota area to take their normal route in order contravening route violations.
She urged motorists and residents who could not cooperate with traffic personnel to look for alternative Market to buy their goods to avoid impunity on the roads.
Oseni also warned commercial drivers against indiscriminate parking on the roads so as to reduce gridlocks and sufferings of the motorists.
He said that more TRACE personnel have been deployed to this area to monitor and control traffic, adding that any erring drivers caught would be arrested and prosecuted.