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Senate concurs with House on Axel load bill

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Capitol Building DoomThe Liberian Senate has concurred with the House of Representatives in passing the Draft Axle Load Bill into law. The Liberian Senate took the decision during its regular plenary session held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Capitol Building in Monrovia. The Bill is now expected to be forwarded to the President of Liberia for executive approval and subsequent printing into hand bills.

According to the Ministry of Transport Press Release issued in  Monrovia today, this new law is intended to enact certain measures that will control the usage of Liberia’s streets and highways to avoid the fast destruction of the country’s road infrastructure.

It will control certain kinds of vehicles from using certain roads, and will restrict the amount of loads a vehicle can carry based on the number of axles the vehicle has. With the passage of this Bill by the Liberian Senate pending executive approval, regulations will be promulgated by the Ministry of Transport to make provisions of the law more effective.

A more robust public awareness is expected to be undertaken nationwide to educate the populace about the new law. It can be recalled that on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the Plenary of the House of Representatives passed the Draft Axle Load Bill into law and forwarded it to the Liberian Senate for concurrence.-Press Release

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