No fewer than 33,686 people were penalised for various traffic offences in the state from January till date.
Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Clement Oladele disclosed this to newsmen in Ota area of the state on Tuesday.
He said that the penalties were made possible by renewed synergy with the judiciary; which assisted in regular trial of errant drivers in mobile courts.
According to him, the 33,686 traffic offenders were arrested through the corps’ intensive enforcement activities in the state.
He listed those offences to include, “the use of mobile phone while driving; overloading, speed violation; wrongful overtaking and route violation.”
He said that the corps had started its ember months campaign to enlighten the people; on the importance of safety and also in remembrance of those victims that died in road crashes across the country.
The theme of the programme was tagged: “Road Safety is a State of the Mind, Road Traffic Crash is Absence of Mind, Stay Alert, Stay Alive”.
“The FRSC has intensified its education and enlightenment of the motoring public this year; by visiting 174 religious organizations both the churches and mosques across Ogun State.”
“We have also featured on 270 radio and television programmes and engaged various associations; including Association of Proprietor of Private Schools.
“All these exercises are to promote a culture of road safety and make our road safer for the people,” he said.
Oladele noted that the people needed to know that safety on the highways is a collective responsibility of everybody; in order to reduce crashes to the barest minimum.
The FRSC urged the motorists and commuters to shun any act that could lead to loss of lives; as the year ends.
The sector commander stressed the need for people to be careful; as number of people would increase and articulated vehicles on the roads as we approach Yuletide.