We insist on the regulation of the movement of container trucks

Our attention has again been drawn to the series of accidents involving container trucks in the country, mainly in Monrovia and its environs.

Many of these accidents had and continue to result into the untimely deaths of several persons and destruction of properties.

The container trucks are most often seen conveying heavy equipment, including goods from place to another in broad daylight.

Sometimes, the container trucks block the free flow of traffic, thereby causing hindrance to commuters and pedestrians who most times are in rush to get to their work places and other areas of dealings.

What is most disgusting about some of these containers trucks is that they are defective and not road worthy, something that poses serious threat to the movement of people.
We recall several instances in Monrovia and its environs where some container trucks loaded with heavy equipment took away precious lives and destroyed properties worth thousands of dollars. Those killed were mostly people who had gone on their daily businesses for daily bread.

For us, we are still concerned about these continuous container trucks’ accidents, as they are worrisome and disturbing, and therefore, urgent steps must be taken to regulate the movement of container trucks in the country, particularly in heavily populated Monrovia and its environs.

We cautiously urge the Government of Liberia (GoL) via the Liberia National Police (LNP) to promptly put into place proper mechanisms aimed at addressing the continuous accidents being caused by container trucks.

We further urge the GoL to make it compulsory for container trucks to convey heavy equipment at midnight at which time the streets are cleared.

It is our hope that the GoL will see wisdom in our urge and move swiftly in a bid to protect the people from what has been described as a growing wave of tragedy.


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