Ogun govt. inaugurates joint task force to maintain sanity on highways during yuletide

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The end of the year is typically characterized by increase in road traffic volume with corresponding cases of road traffic crashes, gridlocks and traffic infractions committed by motorists.

The Ogun government has inaugurated a joint task force that would maintain sanity on major roads within the state.

According to a statement by the Public Education Officer , Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Mrs Florence Okpe, the task force included FRSC, police, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).

Others are the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) and the state Ministry of Transportation.

According to the release, they are also to provide effective traffic management strategies targeted at all motorists and other road users.

Okpe said that the aim was to engender hitch free movement, reduction in road traffic crashes, ensure road worthy vehicles and check the excesses of motorists and riders during the festive season and beyond.

“The joint operations is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, Dec. 22 and will cover the Abeokuta/Sagamu Highway, Ijebu-Ode/Epe Highway and Abeokuta/Otta Highway.

“The joint operations would focus on excessive speed, dangerous driving, wrongful overtaking, lane Indiscipline, use of phone while driving and driving under the Influence of alcohol among other traffic offences,” she said.

She cautioned motorists to be law abiding and desist from acts that could pose as threats to them and other road users during the festive season, saying that life had no duplicate.

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