31 December 2012

Liberia: Police Assure Safety

Police have announced stringent plans and actions in ensuring safety of residents across the country during the

celebration of New Year's festivities.

Festive days are usually marred by fatal road accidents in the country sometimes resulting from 'reckless driving and driving-under-the-influence of alcohol.

Most of these accidents are recorded in Monrovia and other urban centers.

Last year, many vehicles were involved in road accidents that claimed lives or wounded people in and around Monrovia as reported by the police.

But this year, police chief of traffic, assistant commissioner John M. Saar, told journalists that police have put in place stringent measures that would prevent road accidents on New Year's Day celebrations as noticed on the other occasions.

"For the New Year's celebration, we are going to install check points to strategic areas to prevent reckless driving and ensure the safety of people," he said.

He named Musa Beach, Musu Spot, Bernard Beach and Banjol amongst others, as some of the areas that police would put checkpoints to prevent "over speeding."

"We would be very vigilant on that day. We are going to do everything possible to protect lives and property on the traffic," he stressed.

Col. Saar said they would prevent minors from consuming alcoholic beverages tomorrow, while actions would be taken against those who would choose to litter the streets with empty bottles and cans of alcoholic beverages.

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