The Traffic Warden Supervisor in the eastern region Yayah Lahai has promised to take firm action against violators of the Road Traffic Acts of 2002 especially motor bike riders and vehicle owners who fail to fulfill the laid down rules.
Yayah Lahai who was speaking to the press in Kenema city further disclosed that it has come to the notice of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) in the region that the number of unregistered vehicles and motor bikes that are plying the road in the eastern region have increased drastically in recent times.
This he described as a deliberate attempt by many people in the region to rob the nation of much needed cash to support development projects like the building of schools, construction of roads, markets and other infrastructure in the country for the benefit of all.
The Traffic Warden boss revealed that since the commencement of their operation to crack down on unlicensed motor bikes and vehicles in Kenema city and its environs they have arrested over twenty unlicensed motor bikes which are presently at the compound of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority SLRTA) along Blama Road in Kenema.
The Public Relations Officer ( PRO) for the road safety committee for the eastern region Nilmalty Kamara also explained that the present move taken on road traffic defaulters in the region would not only be limited to unlicensed motor bikes and vehicles but would cover all aspect of road traffic laws in the country.
Nilmalty Kamara further said they have arrested and charged many defaulters to court for violating the 2002 Road Traffic Act and called on all to adhere to the road safety regulations as stipulated in the Constitution of the land.
He cautioned all and sundry to be careful while driving or riding saying that most accidents in the country are caused by over speeding.