Police Headquarters George Street, Freetown Tuesday 12 July 2022:-
Director of Traffic Management and Road Safety (TMRS) Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Brima Kanneh has cautioned Division Traffic Officers (DTOs).
The caution came as a result of the economic challenges facing citizens following the price hike in fuel and other commodities globally.
Traffic offences he said are of two categories, “Major” and “Minor” and thus urged them to look at the gravity of the offence before proferring charges.
As an authority mandated by the 1991 Constitution to protect lives and properties, AIG Kanneh maintained that their operations would in one way or the other help in cushioning the economic challenges.
“By that, we are complementing government,” he said and therefore called on the DTOs to minimize the arrest of vehicles for little or no traffic offence. He also called on them to be always tidy in their official outfits and desist from pettiness with commercial drivers.
AIG Kanneh instructed that they brace up to maintain the free flow of traffic.
However, concerns were raised over procession by school authorities without police knowledge and the use of streets as parking spaces by Church congregation during Sunday service.