Due to the huge number of road accidents in Liberia, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) is appealing to the government of Liberia (GOL), headed by President Dr. George M. Weah to put in place measures (Regulations) to help reduce the number of accidents occurring in the country.
According to subsequent news coming out of Liberia from several news outlets and residence, thousands of people lost their lives every year in Liberia as a result of road accidents. Therefore, LSA is calling on the Liberian government and law makers to make road safety a priority and create road safety programs that include: yearly check-up of vehicles, tougher punishment for speeding, drunk driving, driving under the influence of narcotic, non-use of helmets while operating or riding a motorcycle, non-use of seat-belts and child car restraint seats.
In addition, the government through its appreciate agency should put in place trafic signs, plant street lights, traffic lights, and remove broken down and defective vehicles from the street and roadside. And, empower the police force with the necessary resources to enforce road safety laws.
LSA believe that by implementing these measures, it will help protect and save the lives of road users (drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians), and reduce the number of road accidents occurring in Liberia.
Remember, the life saved through these measures could be yours or that of a relative or friend.