The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) on Friday urged the O-Ride motorbike outfit to adhere strictly to the state’s traffic laws.
The Corps Commander and Chief Executive Officer of TRACE, Olaseni Ogunyemi, made the appeal during a courtesy visit by officials of O-Ride to TRACE headquarters in Abeokuta.
The service, which was recently launched in some parts of the country including Ogun, is an on-demand motorbike ride-hailing service.
Driven by technology, the O-Ride service is accessible via the O-Pay application which is available on Android and iOS with features that cater for a range of lifestyle demands, including food order and delivery, utility bills payment and cash access.
Ogunyemi stressed the need for the riders in the service of the outfit to comply with traffic laws, adding that they and their passengers were required to use safety helmets while riding.
He warned that violation of the rules would attract punishment in accordance with the traffic laws.
“Our agency is saddled with the responsibility of traffic management to ensure safety of lives by enforcing traffic laws on road users.
“As a new transport outfit, we hereby encourage you to acquaint your riders with provisions of the traffic laws and encourage them to comply with them, ” he said.
In his remarks, the Director of Business Operations of the firm, Mr Moses Awolowo, pledged the support of the organisation to TRACE.
He explained that the organisation’s objective was to ease the transportation of people and goods within the state by employing a technological approach to ensure safety and security of riders.