Liberia: Third Lane Traffic Nonsense Must be Abolished

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The Editor,

Associate Justice Nagbe is our respected Justice of the Supreme Court. He should be interpreting the laws of the Nation. He should be telling Police Officers who set him up to break the law that they are wrong. 

Kabineh Ja’neh and others were removed due to unsatisfactory behavior and misuse of office. Justice Nagbe is a man of honor but I surmise his handlers are misleading him. This man could be our next Chief Justice.

Truth be told, this third lane “nonsense” where some (not all) officials of government allow their drivers to drive a hundred miles facing incoming traffic is unacceptable. I have been a victim who never used power nor connections to embarrass some lower level executive officials and some Senators of government.

Rodney D. Sieh is a journalist and a man whose job is to report everything he sees. Some days I’m not too happy with his revelations against my CDC government and my standard bearer. I think he is too harsh at times and very pessimistic towards issues I am most positive about. However, that is Rodney’s right and job. I prefer him than the fake news scions. He is bitter sweet and that’s normal.

Truth be told, this third lane “nonsense” where some (not all) officials of government allow their drivers to drive a hundred miles facing incoming traffic is unacceptable. I have been a victim who never used power nor connections to embarrass some lower level executive officials and some Senators of government. If I park my vehicle and refused to move what would they do? Nothing! Leaving your vehicle to force your way to my vehicle and perform any illegal act constitutes self defense if I decide to respond after you break my windows.

I’ve had the same problem. A Senator was in my lane coming from the opposite direction and he expected me to drive into passing traffic going nearly 45 miles per hour. I waited and traffic did not slow. He expected me to crash my vehicle and possibly kill innocent people while he galavanted elsewhere. 

From my view, through my front window, he kept instructing his driver with hand gestures and emotional outburst to come down and deal with me. I refused to have an accident. When traffic slowed, I proceeded to the right and allowed him to go. That was ridiculous and unacceptable. This attitude been around since God knows when. It never just started under this Administration.

Most of these people believe they are equal in position and power with the President of Liberia and Vice President.

This should not be the norm.

I support Rodney and we should all support him. This nonsense is getting out of hand. Imagine a taxi driver with emergency lights coming towards you in your lane and expects you to move over. Kehkeh riders are the worst offenders. We must all learn to wait in cue like everybody else. If you are a big boss, leave early or use your sirens within your lane to have vehicles move over.

We must not tolerate this. There is only one President and Vice in this country. 

Yeah the Chief Justice, Protemp, and Speaker could get away due to assigned Police and EPS detail. Even at that, the Protemp, Chief Justice and Speaker’s vehicle must follow the traffic rule. In extreme circumstances, they must get around vehicles and not try to hit or run anyone off their legitimate lane in traffic.

Again, there is only on President and Vice President. The rest of you are giving the ordinary citizens the impetus to practice lawlessness and you just might be the victim unwittingly.

Much Obliged!!!

Samuel Bennett
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