The Commander, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, on Monday decried the rising rate of fatal accidents caused by tanker drivers’ reckless driving.
Mr Seni Ogunyemi, stated this while commenting on the alleged death of four person caused by tanker drivers between October 19 and October 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.