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Trace Steps Up Safety Awareness Campaign

In continuation of its Road Safety Awareness Campaign to all secondary schools in Ogun State, the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has taken its sensitization to some schools across the State.

The Corps Public Education Officer, Commander Morolake Filani, who led the campaign, enjoined students to be cautious when crossing the road and whoever is occupying the front seat should endeavour to fasten the seat belt, saying it was dangerous for children under the age of 12 or who are not tall enough to occupy the front seat of any vehicle, as the airbag of a vehicle if released, protect the heart when there was head-on collision.

“The situation could be devastating if a person sitting in front was too short, as the airbag would instead cover the face and nose of the person, thereby leading to suffocation”, she stated.

The Corps Education Officer enjoined students to be extra careful when on dual carriage roads and zebra crossing lines and always keep to the left hand side of the road, facing the traffic to enable them see ahead, in case of an impending danger.

Schools visited by the TRACE team in the three Senatorial Districts of the state include; Methodist High School, Arigbajo, Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu, Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode, Community High School, Mowe-Ibafo and Community High School, Abiodun-Ojodu, Akute.

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