Ignorant Drivers, Limited Support Ties to Increasing Vehicle Collision in Liberia, Says Transport Minister


By: Ayeason Yeeba (Reporter, House of Representatives) 

Transport Minister, Samuel A. Wlue, has attributed the increasing waves of accident across the country to what he described as” Unlettered Drivers” behind wheels.

Minister Wlue also said, most of the vehicles in the country are not road worthy, something hugely responsible for accident cases across the country. “Most of our cars are not road Worthy, beginning July of this year, we will begin inspecting vehicles at various points of entry.”

Mr. Wlue further indicated that most of the roads are dark at night, another factor he claimed contributing significantly to accident cases in Liberia.

Minister Wlue has at the same time attributed all of the accident related issues to the failure of the Legislature to allocate appropriate funds for the Ministry.

In another Development, the Liberia National Police has given greenlight to all members of the Liberian Legislature to officially use the third lane of motor roads in country.

The Police IG cautioned members of the Legislature to drive with sirens covering 500 meters.

The Police Inspector General further stressed the need for members of the Legislature to use their official plates, rather than private vehicles.

The Transport Minister and Police Inspector General spoke Tuesday when they appeared before member of the house of Representatives to explain on  the kind of roads safety measures put in place to stop  the increasing wave of accidents in Liberia.