Cops target loud-muffler scooters! Six charged, four bikes detained
Six motorists were charged while four scooters and one vehicle were detained during a police operation at the weekend.
A media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said the operation involved officers from the Road Policing Unit, the Armed Response Unit and from Beat & Patrol.
The team reportedly accosted three persons for prohibited tint, two for having a loud muffler and one for driving an unlicensed and uninsured vehicle.
“Officers also issued eight tickets; two for driving without seatbelts, four for standing in the tray of a moving truck, one for riding without a helmet and one for not having a front identification plate,” the RVIPF stated.
In the meantime, Police Commissioner Mark Collins is said to have lauded the officers for their persistence over the past weeks in insuring motorists comply with local road traffic laws.
The RVIPF said Collins further reminds persons that operations such as these will continue through the summer months; “particularly targeting scooters with loud mufflers and heavily tinted vehicles”.
“As such, persons are strongly advised to make the necessary modifications to their vehicles to comply with the law. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force executed several similar operations since the end of April of this year,” the RVIPF stated.