The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun has warned commercial motorcyclists to desist from driving against traffic to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
The Sango-Ota Area Commander of TRACE, Adekunle Ajibade, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun on Saturday.
He spoke against the backdrop of a commercial motorcyclist who drove against traffic and was killed by a “Hit and Run truck’’ while the passengers were not injured.
Ajibade said that the warning became necessary as most of the motorcyclists’ riders were fond of driving against traffic, especially when there were gridlock on the roads.
He added that they also drove against traffic when there was no traffic jam, thus, endangering their passengers.
Ajibade attributed most of the accidents involving commercial motorcyclists to driving against traffic and impatience.
“It has been observed that these commercial motorcyclists’ were always in a hurry to get to their various destinations in the name of making huge money at the detriment of their passengers.
“We can no longer allow the impatient motorcyclists to continue to drive recklessly and waste innocent souls on the roads’’ he said.
He said Saturday’s accident could have been averted if the commercial motorcyclists adhered strictly to simple traffic rules and regulations.
Ajibade said that stiffer punishment would be imposed on any erring motorcyclists flouting traffic rules and regulations as well as driving against traffic.
He also warned them against overloading of passengers and load, urging that life had no duplicate.