Road traffic accidents claim more lives than HIV/AIDS in the society and must be reduced through collective responsibility of members of the public.
The Corps Commander of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State, Ayodele Sangofadeji made this revelation while inducting new members of TRACE Mayors in Sagamu, Ogun state.
Commander Sangofadeji while inducting new members said being a member of this group would avail them the opportunity to discharge their assisting roles in saving lives on the roads under the confine of the law without any fear.
“TRACE Mayor was established in 2007 through an amendment of TRACE law by the House of Assembly to manage traffic problems and educate road users in the state with regular TRACERS”, he said.
He urged members to see their membership as an opportunity to assist in making driving culture in the state better and safer for the people.
Patron of the newly inducted Mayors who is also the Principal General, Remo Division, Michael Oredehin, commended activities of the corps while appreciating the initiatives behind establishment of TRACE Mayor and TRACE clubs in schools.
The Unit Coordinator, Babatunde Adeogun on behalf of other members pledged to contribute their quota in reducing accidents on the roads with a promise to ensure preservation of lives on the roads and not to allow their personal interests influence official conducts and decisions.
The 30 newly inducted TRACE Mayors thereafter swore an oath of allegiance.