Mr Seni Ogunyemi, the Corps Commander, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), on Monday decried the rising rate of fatal accidents caused by tanker drivers’ reckless driving.
Ogunyemi spoke in a telephone interview with the Newsmen in Ota while commenting on the death of four people allegedly caused by tanker drivers between Oct. 19 and Oct. 21.
The corps commander said that the increasing road crashes involving tanker drivers was due to reckless driving and poor maintenance of their vehicles.
Ogunyemi said that the tanker drivers were not heeding to the corps’ campaign on road safety and the need to update their training.
According to him, this attitude is not helping the corps in its efforts to curb carnage on the roads.
“Ogun Government can no longer tolerate and allow the tanker drivers to continue to kill innocent souls in the state.
“The state government will not hesitate to prosecute and subject erring drivers to psychiatric tests and sometimes jail if found guilty in the court of law,” he said.
Ogunyemi, however, urged the drivers to exercise caution while driving on the highways so that lives and property would no longer be wasted through needless and avoidable accidents in the state.