The Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority was established in 1996 by an Act of Parliament.

Being an Act of parliament it was established as an Authority to regulate and develop the road transport industry, including the registration and licensing of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, the prescription of routes for passengers and good transportation, and for other matters connected with the foregoing.

The objective of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority is to regulate, coordinate and promote efficiency in all activities within the road transport sector with a view to enhancing or improving the contribution of that sector to economic development in Sierra Leone.

We achieve this through our core business functions:

  • To design, develop and administer rules and regulations regarding road safety and transportation
  • To undertake the development of the human resources needed to service the transport industry, through training and retraining needs of transport personnel in the private sector.
  • To study and advise the Government on vehicle standardization and maintenance backup policy, taking into consideration the need to conserve the environment.
  • To promote road safety.
  • To establish and maintain a data bank of relevant information on vehicles and the transport industry as a whole.
  • To do all such things as are necessary, expedient, or conducive to the attainment of the objectives for which the Authority was set up.