A total of forty traffic tickets were issued to several motorists on Saturday November 17, 2018 for playing loud and amplified music in their motor vehicles without the approval of the Commissioner of Police, contrary to regulation 31 of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act, Regulation 483 of the Revised Edition of the Laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Police had granted permission for the holding of a Road Trip last Saturday. The event commenced at 9am at the Peace Memorial Hall and concluded in Troumaca (Bottom).
According to Head of the Traffic Department, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Kenneth John, at previous similar events, a level of reckless driving was exhibited by some motorists; and as a precautionary measure, the Traffic department deployed traffic officers along the route which the motorists were taking in order to regulate the traffic, ensure safety and make sure that the traffic laws were upheld.
Superintendent John said he was very satisfied and happy that no one sustained any injury during the road trip, however traffic officers had cause to issue forty traffic tickets to those motorists who were in breach of the traffic regulation. He said some drivers were issued as much as five tickets each for failing to comply with the regulations.
The Police are reminding the general public and motorists in particular that it is an offence to play loud music in motor vehicles without the approval of the Commissioner of Police and therefore urge compliance to the regulation.
Superintendent John thanks all motorists and commuters for their support to the Police Force and by extension to the traffic department.
He advises motorist to always exercise caution and care while driving on our nation’s roads and urges everyone to wear their seat belts, observe the road traffic signs and comply with the traffic officer’s signals and instructions at all times.