Major Traffic Clampdown! Five Scooters Confiscated, Over 30 Charged, 23 Ticketed
Five scooters were confiscated, 37 charges were laid and another 23 tickets were issued in a weekend operation by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s Road Policing Unit and the Armed Response Team.
Topping the list of the 37 offences was driving an unlicenced and uninsured vehicle. Six of the offences were for not having a driver’s licence and six for having prohibitive tint. All offenders will have to appear before the Magistrate’s Court.
The 25 ticketed offences included failure to renew driver’s licence, riding without a helmet, not secured by a seatbelt, not secured in a safety seat for a child and not having a front licence plate. Travelling with coloured headlamps and with persons standing in the tray of a truck were the other offences.
One person was charged for drunkenness when in charge of a motor vehicle and failing to stop at the request of an officer.
Commissioner of Police Mark Collins is making a public appeal since these operations will increase as the summer months approach.
“Many of these road traffic offences not only carry hefty fines, but could put drivers and other road users at risk. It is therefore wise for owners to insure that occupants are travelling safe and vehicle particulars are up to date,” he said.