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Yuletide: TRACE deploys 650 operatives for 24-hour rescue/emergency on Ogun roads

Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, TRACE said it has deployed 650 operatives to ensure effective traffic management before, during and after the Christmas and New Year Celebrations across the state.

TRACE, in a statement by Commander Babatunde Akinbiyi signed by the Commander/Chief Executive Comdr ‘Seni Ogunyemi hinted that the deployment was to ensure prompt rescue/emergency services on a 24-hour basis on Ogun 12 major traffic corridors, in line with the operational guidelines of the Yuletide Special Patrol Schedule.

He said a special patrol operational order, tagged, “Operation Drive To Stay Alive”, would involve monitoring of motorists and other road users, inclusive of high and low-capacity vehicles for the safety of lives and property to be guaranteed on Ogun 12 major traffic corridors, including the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway; Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway; Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Interchange Expressway; Abeokuta-Ewekoro-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Rounder-Abeokuta-Olorunda-Ayetoro-Imeko-Ilara Border amongst others.

The exercise would also involve synergy with other safety and security agencies in the state, as well as road users through the TRACE Traffic Whistle Blower Initiative, TRACE Emergency Traffic Service (TETS) and the Community Based Traffic Management Scheme, (TRACE MAYORS), since safety on the roads is a shared responsibility.

The statement further charged Commanding officers to ensure that TRACE operatives are presentable, civil, professional, fair and firm, where and when the need arises in the discharge of their duties, for the safety of the public, particularly the motoring public.

While rejoicing with both Christians and Muslim faithful for the grace and gift of life, Cmdr’ Ogunyemi admonishes them to reflect on the reason for the season and be safety conscious, as well as observe strict adherence to traffic rules and regulations because any vehicle contravened for any traffic infraction(s) during the celebration would not be released until Tuesday, 16th January, 2024, when TRACE would have ended her Yuletide Operation Order.

However, for feedback calls in case of emergencies, the following hotlines can be reached: 112 (Toll-Free) 0806 270 3568 & 0803 491 9165.

credit: PM News