LNP, TRICYCLE AND MOTORCYCLE UNIONS REACH AN AGREEMENT

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After series of meeting among the Liberia National Police, Tricycle and motorcycle Unions, the following resolutions to regulate the movement of Motorcycles and Tricycles in Monrovia and its environs were made.

During the last session with various Cycle Unions at the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police on December 21, 2020, it was agreed that the restriction on Tricycles and commercial motorcycles for No Go Zones return to status quo.

The authority of the Liberia National Police named the following areas as No Go Zones for commercial motorcycles; Beer Factory to Monrovia, for those coming from Brewerville, GSA Road to Monrovia for those coming from Paynesville, the entire RIA Highway, Monrovia to ELWA Junction and Freeport to Monrovia.

All commercial motorcycles, will be allowed to ply the Brewerville to Beer Factory, Paynesville Red-Light to Freeport ISI including its surrounding communities, Paynesville Red-Light to GSA Road intersections including its surroundings, from 540, Congo Town Back Road to 72nd communities. Other Go Zones for commercial Motorcycles include; Old Road to Catholic Hospital Communities, Matadi Estate to Jallah Town and Avenues in that location and Air Field Community to Varmoma House respectively.

The resolutions adopted from the meeting also highlight No Go Zones for Tricycles, which include; Ashmun, Front, Broad, Buchanan, Center, Gurley Randall and Roberts Streets. Other restricted streets are Carey, Clay, McDonald, Warrant, Johnson Streets and Camp Johnson Road.

All Tricycles are also allowed to ply from Brewerville to Waterside, Benson Street through UN Drive to Bassa Community and stop at the University of Liberia, Matadi Estate to Jallah Town and     Mechlin Street to WestPoint.

Any operator caught in violation of these rules, will be issued $25.00USD ticket for traffic violation for the first time, $50.00USD for second violation while third violation will lead to Motorcycle or Tricycle, impounded and subsequent auction through the Court. All operators are asked to act in accordance with the Vehicle and Traffic laws of the Republic of Liberia. Tricycles and Commercial Motorcycles are to ply the Go Zones beginning 6: am to 10: PM daily.

The authority of the Liberia National Police has expressed dismay over the constant habit by personnel of various motorcyclists’ unions/private security wearing Police regalia while carrying on their duties, which makes it difficult for the public to distinguish the Police from private/Union security personnel.

Meanwhile, the wearing of Police Uniform (Police regalia) is straightly prohibited, anyone caught wearing Police outfit will be disrobed.

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