The Liberia National Police (LNP) through its Director-General, Colonel Chris Clarence Massaquoi has vowed to take drastic action against anybody who violates the vehicle and traffic laws of the Republic of Liberia regardless of their status of their status in society.
According to the police boss, the police have observed the illegal use of police lights and sirens by some non-police vehicles while at the same time, motorists create a third lane in the traffic and driving on the shoulder of the road.
Col. Massaquoi made these assertions Wednesday, September 11, 2013 when he addressed a news conference at the headquarters of the LNP on Capitol Hill, Monrovia.
"The police is therefore calling on all those engaged in the illegal and unlawful use of emergency devices such as emergency lights, sirens and horns, to immediately desist and remove these devices from their vehicles, while those using the shoulders of the road to create a third lane to refrain and stay on the main road," the police boss warned.
"The Liberia National Police is warning the general public that we will not succumb to threats and intimidation from the public regarding enforcement of the law. More importantly, authorities of the Liberia National Police is strongly warning the driving public that it will not tolerate any motorists hitting/and or attempting to run over police officers while discharging their lawful duties," he pointed out.
Quizzed by this writer whether this rule is also applied to police officers, who misuse the serine, he added: You can never know when a police officer is using a serine, this is critical he added, but we are also giving a warning to them too.