Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) during his COVID-19 update to the Territory on Friday, August 14, 2020, used the opportunity to appeal to scooter riders and other bikers to exercise safety on the roads and to ensure they are in compliance with law.
“I want to take this time to remind our bikers those on the scooters, all our bikers, that safe riding save lives. Please ensure that you have a scooter licence, ensure that your motorbikes are licensed and insured, always wear a helmet, know your scooter’s limits, watch your speed, keep your distance from other vehicles, use both brakes, avoid blind spots, always use signals.”
Premier Fahie said the young generation is important to the future of the Territory.
“When our youth damage themselves, they damage their future potential in the Virgin Islands. Remember Your Life Matters!”
The Territory’s leader added that the responsibility as a Government is to keep the people of the Virgin Islands healthy and safe as much is humanly possible during this COVID-19 era and at all times.
Meanwhile, Government, through the Ministry of Transportation, has been on an active campaign to get motor scooter riders and bikers to get licensed and insured.
Minister with the portfolio for Transportation, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) had also previously called on the police to find creative ways to tackle the issue of errant motor scooter riders.
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