Gov’t working to increase fines for road misuse — Rymer
In the wake of two recent tragic deaths and numerous complaints about the misuse of the territory’s road networks, Minister of Transportation and Works Kye Rymer has indicated that the government is taking steps to curb poor road usage.
“We are working to amend the legislation to increase the fines,” Rymer expressed when he appeared on the Talking Points radio show recently. “I also want to encourage persons to utilise the roadways in a safe manner.“
Rymer encouraged scooter riders in particular to use their helmets and wear all necessary safety gear. He emphasised that there are laws that stipulate such measures about safe road use.
“I know the police, they go out, and they do their enforcement. But there are laws on the books, and we hope that those persons utilising the roadways would respect the law and actually wear their helmets, and for vehicles, wear their seatbelts and try to traverse roads in a safe and responsible manner,“ Rymer stated.
The Works Minister noted that there were seven fatalities in road accidents in 2022, three of which involved scooters.
Minister Rymer also extended condolences to the grieving relatives of persons who lost their lives in the two recent fatal accidents that happened hours apart.