Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) has put together some Traffic Regulations offences and their penalties for public service vehicles. Traffic Regulation Offences often leads to fines and or imprisonment.

Letโ€™s take a look at these offenses and the penalties that can be attracted by them:

Using a Taxi for conveyance of livestock

Penalty– minimum penalty for this offense is a fine of le 400,000

Carrying excess passengers on a taxi

Penalty– minimum penalty for this offense is a fine of le 400,000

Carrying excess persons onboard omnibus

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driving an unclean omnibus and driver/conductor not properly dressed and tidy

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Carrying onboard omnibus goods and passengers at the same time

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driving omnibus on an unauthorized route

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Failing to route a public service vehicle operating in western area (taxi/omnibus)

Penalty– fine of Le 300,000

Carrying additional freight or load on the canopy of a tanker

Penalty– Le 400,000

Parking a spirit or explosive tanker in populated location

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Failing to produce Driving license on demand for inspection, by an appropriate authority

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driving public service vehicles without passenger manifest (provincial vehicles)

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Permitting person(s) to stand in a motor vehicle or trailer that is not covered while in motion

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driving motor vehicle without (fire extinguisher, wheel spanner, horn, insurance certificate, warning reflective triangle, inflated spare tire, first aid box, jack and road worthiness certificate)

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driving vehicle with tinted glass when not approved by the police

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driving and smoking while the vehicle is in motion

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Eating and driving in a vehicle, while the vehicle is in motion

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driver regulating or receiving mobile telephone call, while the vehicle is in motion

Penalty– fine of Le 400,000

Driving/riding recklessly or carelessly or dangerously or under the influence of alcohol (in case of commercial vehicle)

Penalty– one can be arrested for committing such offence (arrest able).

Driving a motor vehicle dangerously

Penalty– arrest able.

Driving under the influence of alcohol above maximum percentage

Penalty– arrest able.