The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Traffic Department in a continual effort to make the roads of St. Vincent and the Grenadines safe for all motorists, pedestrians and the general public on a hold, has embarked on a series of initiatives which saw six (6) drivers being charged for dangerous driving over the past week. Those were the sentiments echoed by the Traffic Chief.
According to Head of the Traffic Department, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Kenneth John, the Traffic department over the past week has charged four (4) minibus operators, one (1) taxi driver and the driver of a privately owned motor vehicle all with dangerous driving. Two of the minibus operators were also charged for using an uninsured motor vehicle.
Superintendent John stated that the driver of the minibus which was involved in an accident in the vicinity of the roundabout in Arnos Vale was charged for dangerous driving and his license was subsequently suspended by the Commissioner of Police Mr. Colin John pending the outcome of the charge.
He further stated that a taxi operator in an effort to avoid being stuck in traffic drove recklessly behind of an Ambulance while it was blasting its siren. The taxi operator was charged for driving recklessly and he was taken to court where he pleaded guilty and was fined $2500.00.
Superintendent John also said that an accident took place on the Mandela Highway involving a minibus, the driver of the minibus was charged for dangerous driving and subsequently had his license suspended by the Commissioner of Police pending the outcome of the charge.
Superintendent John urged the general public to continue to abide with the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act Regulations as the Traffic Department strive to ensure that the roads of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are made safe.