ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has identified dedication, resilience and efficiency to the professional performance of the Corps in reduction of road crashes and free flow of traffic across the State.




 

The TRACE Commander, ‘Seni Ogunyemi who stated this while addressing Information Officers during the monthly guest forum, at the Governor’s Office Press Centre, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the Corps had embarked on several enlightenment programmes to educate people on the need to abide by the traffic rules and regulations, with full force and evaluation to checkmate compliance level of road users.

According to him, ‘’TRACE is first point of contact, if anybody is coming for business in the State, therefore there must be free flow of traffic towards ensuring conducive business environment’’.

While dwelling on danger of driving, the traffic boss categorised the road crashes as minor, serious and vital, adding that, ‘’with un-relent efforts of the Corps members, the State has achieved drastic reduction in traffic crashes from fatal to serious and to minor’’.

Ogunyemi pointed out that the agency was structured into twenty-three divisional units, in such a way that attention were given to any form of casualties in less than fifteen minutes of notice, adding that road users should obey traffic rules and regulations.

Highlighting programmes designed to ensure safety on roads, Ogunyemi stated that the TRACE club was inaugurated towards training and re-training of teachers, who are to in turn, impact road safety knowledge on students, with the aim of ‘catching them young’, so they can as well educate their parents.

On the operation of the Corp, the Commander said they have embarked on extensive drivers’ counselling, Community based traffic management or volunteers, un-relented rescue operation, removal of obstruction vehicles, regular meetings at motor parks and garages, with churches, mosques, community development associations and other relevant unions.

In his opening remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Kolawole Peter Fagbohun said the TRACE Corps should see Information Officers in the State as part of them in order to achieve set goals, advising them to continually maintain mutual relationship with other sister agencies.


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