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Scooters & vehicles detained, 2 charged in road traffic operation

Scooters & vehicles detained, 2 charged in road traffic operation

A road traffic operation over the weekend resulted in the detention of five vehicles, including three motor scooters, and the arrest of two persons, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has disclosed.

Three scooters, as well as two vehicles, were detained after the drivers could not produce a driver’s licence or insurance. These vehicles were detained to prevent the continuation of these traffic offences.

According to the RVIPF in a press release today, June 15, 2022, two persons were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug, driving without a driver’s license or insurance, and riding without a crash helmet. The second person was also charged separately for not having a front and rear plate.


2 arrested & charged


According to the RVIPF in a press release today, June 15, 2022, two persons were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug, driving without a driver’s license or insurance, and riding without a crash helmet. The second person was also charged separately for not having a front and rear plate.

28 tickets issued


Twenty-eight tickets were issued for various offences including failing to comply to a no entry sign, riding without a crash helmet, not having a licence plate, and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Six persons were also reported for a number of other offences.

Statistics for 2022 show seven of the eight serious accidents recorded involved a motor scooter or motorcycle.

Similarly, of the 35 accidents with injuries, 16, almost half, are scooter/motorcycle related.

A total of 38 recorded accidents involved motor scooters or motorcycles for the year.

Police recorded five road fatalities for the year; three were riders of motor scooters.

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