The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has warned motorists to desist from having the notion that they could make all the money lost during the interstate travel restrictions
It said this as the Federal Government had now lifted the ban on interstate travels.
The TRACE Corp Commander, Mr Seni Ogunyemi, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, on Wednesday.
NAN reports that the Chairman, Presidential Task Force Committee on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, had on Monday announced the lifting of the ban on interstate travels from July 1, provided such journeys were made outside curfew hours.
The Federal Government had placed the ban on interstate travels some months back to combat the spread of Coronavirus pandemic across the country.
Ogunyemi noted that such perceptions by motorists after the lifting of the ban could lead to mishaps, disaster and unnecessary crashes on the highway.
He admonished motorists against dangerous driving and speeding that could lead to loss of lives.
“TRACE is sounding a note of warning to motorists, especially, during this rainy season and folowing the Federal Government’s lifting of ban on interstate travels so that road traffic crashes can be reduced to the minimum level.”
The TRACE boss implored commercial bus drivers to desist from transporting excess passengers in order to further contain COVID-19 pandemic still ravaging the country and the world at large.
Ogunyemi cautioned them to ensure that their vehicles were in good condition, urging them to adhere strictly to all traffic rules and regulations.
He also warned motorists not to drive against traffic saying that could endanger the lives of other road users.
Ogunyemi also advised drivers of articulated trucks to desist from alcohol and drugs to avoid unnecessary crashes. (NAN)