The Ogun West area commander of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Adekunle Ajibade, has warned motorists against disobeying traffic rules and regulations.
Mr Ajibade warned while speaking with journalists in Ota, saying this will help stem automobile accidents during the “ember” months.
The TRACE official spoke against the backdrop of an accident in which two trucks collided at Arobieye along the Ota-Idiroko road.
Two trucks had a head-on collision and plunged into the Iju River due to a vehicle that broke down on Wednesday along the road.
However, eight people were involved in the accident, in which one person was killed and two others sustained injuries.
He said the accident would have been averted if the vehicle that broke down used the C-caution sign and others adhered to traffic rules.
“In addition, we will advise drivers to ensure their vehicles are in good shape before putting them on the road.
“They should desist from speeding and use the C-Caution sign wherever their vehicles develop any fault so as to prevent incoming vehicles from ramming into them,” Mr Ajibade said.
He urged them to exercise patience and refrain from dangerous driving during the ember months to reduce highway mishaps.