The Assistant Inspector General of Police and Director of Road Safety, Brima Kanneh, yesterday road informed The Nationalist at the  Central Police Station in Freetown that 150 drivers had been charged to court for committing various traffic offenses.

These offenses are terminating the journey halfway; driving a vehicle with smooth tyres;  defective windscreens; defective trafficators and headlights, and failing to produce a driving license on demand.

He underscored that due to the rainy season, the police  will continue to regularly check vehicles to ensure that they were roadworthy.

He disclosed that in spite of the ban imposed on commercial Bike riders, they are still plying the Central Business District (CBD) .

Brima Kanneh reiterated that plying the CBD is a very serious offense for which motorbikes would be impounded”.

He also  intimated that most of the arrested drivers were fined between Le800,000 and one million and that the monies had been  paid into the Consolidated
Revenue Fund.

He warned commercial motorbike riders not to ply the CBD, and that if they do they would be arrested and charged to court.

The Assistant inspector General of the Police and of Road Safety, Brima Kanneh, commended the National Traffic Coordinator and the various District Traffic Officers (DTOs) like Reuben of ‘D’ ikes Division Kailie of New England also Division, Thorlie of Lumley the Division and the DTO of Central Police for exemplary performance and dedication to duty.