TRACEBoss Affirms Psychiatric Test Others Corrective Measures for Traffic Offenders

Mandating traffic offenders, particularly route violators (One-Way Driving), to pay fines and visit psychiatric hospitals are corrective measures to deter them from repeating the same offense.

Commander and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Commander ‘Seni Ogunyemi, who stated this during a collaborative visit to his office at Ibara by the executive members of Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta Chapter, explained that the corrective measures and other strategies being adopted were effective, as traffic accidents had drastically reduced.

Commander Ogunyemi added that other initiatives include, introduction of road Traffic Mayors and Marshals, TRACE Clubs in various schools, to catch them young and capacity-building officers among others, to enhance their professionalism, calling on the medical personnel to interface and support the agency on its road safety programmes, to enlighten residents in the state.

“The rate people were dying on our roads before now was alarming, to the extent that they call us a ‘mortuary state’, but it is now ‘life-saving state’, as a result of government’s intervention and corrective measures being put in place by TRACE to ask road traffic offenders to pay fines and go for psychiatric tests, if need be, to curb their excesses. This is not punishment but ways to correct them and deter them from repeating the same offense”, he said.

Responding, Chairman of the Association, Dr. Sola Adebisi, commended TRACE officers for their good conduct and efforts on the roads, promising that the association would build on the existing relationship with the agency.

Meanwhile, Commander ‘Seni Ogunyemi also welcomed to his office, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), led by its State Chairman, Mrs. Seun Boye, who came to seek the support and formally invite TRACE to its 2024 Nigeria Public Relations Week.