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TRACE boss warns commercial drivers against overloading


The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) on Tuesday advised commercial drivers to desist from overloading their vehicles, as a result of the prevailing fuel scarcity in the country.

The Unit Commander of TRACE in Ota, Mr Adekunle Ajibade, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun.

Ajibade also cautioned drivers against reckless driving,“since we are in the prime time of the `ember’ months’’.
He noted that most drivers overloaded their vehicles in order to be able to recoup the extra money they spent in buying petrol and also be able to make a profit.

“The expectation of commercial vehicle operators will certainly be higher than before because the Christmas and New Year celebrations are around the corner.

“Some of the commercial drivers that usually embarked on three trips daily will now want to go on five or six trips, in order to make more money for the festival,’’ he said.

The TRACE boss noted that it was people that were physically fit that would celebrate the yuletide, saying that ‘’life has no duplicate’’.

Ajibade, however, urged motorists to always obey traffic rules and drive carefully, to reduce crashes on the roads.

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