ROAD SAFETY AND THE RECKLESS CONDUCT OF BIKE RIDERS ON THE ROAD

ROAD SAFETY AND THE RECKLESS CONDUCT OF BIKE RIDERS ON THE ROAD

Let me start by saying that the SLRSA has been doing a good job removing abandoned vehicles, clamping parked vehicles found in the wrong place, and even weeding out reckless and irresponsible drivers. Kudos for their focus on the vehicles that pose unnecessary problems in traffic. But then over time, it has come to the limelight that bike riders are now posing the greatest problems and inconveniences for road users. What makes the lawlessness of bike riders so-ooooo disgusting and annoying is that there is no clearly defined rule, law and order in the way they should conduct themselves in traffic. To compare with other countries that put premium on the safety of its people, you don’t ever see bike riders crisscrossing irresponsibly in traffic. Put First World aside and take East Africa for example, you don’t see bike riders behaving like flies all over the place!!! They are well organized and they flow gently in traffic. In Sierra Leone, there’s no laid down strategy for the conduct of bike riders in traffic…! It is so disgusting to see:

Tooting of horn by all bikes clustered in traffic… a complete nuisance noisily violating the peace of others.

Disorganized way in which they scatter all over our roads causing traffic jam unnecessarily

 They all ride at very dangerous speed causing unnecessary accidents damaging and killing people and nothing comes out of it. So inpatient that they don’t even obey observance of Zebra Crossing

These entire put together gives a lead that the SLRSA has not paid adequate attention to the misconduct of bike riders in traffic. Many people have lost their loved ones untimely as a result of this lawless, arrogant and disorderly manner in which these bike riders behave.

To crown it all, we the citizens would like to see a Sierra Leone with the agency called SLRSA in full gear to address the inadequacies and lapses outline in this write up for the Road Safety of its people.

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