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Traffic officers vow to ensure road safety in Moyamba district

Traffic officers vow to ensure road safety in Moyamba district

Moyamba, Nov. 25 (SLENA) – The District Traffic Officer (DTO) in Moyamba District, Police Inspector A.N. Nicole has said in Moyamba that their primary target this yuletide season is to ensure the safety of both motorists and commuters alike in the district.

As part of achieving this goal, Inspector Nicole said they will be observing the International Day of Anti- Corruption which is celebrated from 9th November till end of the month. During this period, Inspector Nicole said his men will arrest lawless drivers as well as those who drive recklessly without regard to driving rules and regulation.

He said they started their operation in Moyamba Junction where drivers overload their vehicles without due regard to the safety of their passengers.

Speaking to SLENA last week Friday, Nicole said okada drivers frequently violate traffic rules as most are in the habit of carrying four passengers en-route to Moyamba town instead of the accepted one passenger, charging them between twenty and thirty thousand leones per passenger.

There are others who carry ten-five gallon of palm oil in addition to two or three passengers on very dangerous roads such as those leading to Shenge or Rotifunk with exorbitant cost.

“That is why we are using this period to crack down on lawless drivers as well those who drive recklessly without due regard to the safety of the passengers,” he said, adding that most okada riders drive without helmets or driving licences.

“Recently, due to our proactive moves, my men arrested a commercial motor bike at Moyamba Junction without a  registration number or number plate and insurance cover,” he said, saying that these cases are charged to court in Moyamba town where the Magistrate court sits on alternate days which often prolong convictions.

Meanwhile, the second-in-command, Sergeant Yambasu buttressed the position of Inspector Nicole who added that they what to make sure that the citizens in that part of the country enjoy the Christmas season without fear of security breaches.


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