Police in Monrovia say they have recorded 67 deaths as a result of road traffic accidents over the last three months, January to March this year, compared to 34 casualties that were recorded in the same quarter last year.
A police statement says the increase in the wave of road traffic accidents across the country is alarming and needs the quickest remedy to address the life threatening situation.
The Liberia National Police or LNP Public Safety Section says the lack of driver education, inexperience on the part of some vehicle operators, drunk driving, and conditions of roads around the country are contributing factors to resulting to the increase in the number of road traffic accidents here.
A police accidents report also puts the total number of individuals sustaining injuries of different degrees at 507, while 592 vehicles got damaged during the first quarter of the year.
The LNP says it is concerned about the increase in thelost of human lives simply on accidents that could be prevented. At the same time, the LNP has announced that it will commence a vigorous vehicle inspection across Monrovia and its environs by next week Monday, 24 April.
Police Spokesman DCP. Sam Collins says the inspection will cover all vehicles plying the streets, and he is encouraging vehicle owners to adhere to the inspection. DCP Collins warns that the police will not relent to enforce the Vehicle and Traffic Law of Liberia during the
inspection. – Press release