In response to an outcry by some members of the public regarding the loud music played in some omnibuses and other motor vehicles here, the Traffic Department of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force is clamping down on loud music in vehicles.
The Traffic Department had in previous years, prosecuted persons for musical instruments in motor vehicles, but had stopped doing so in an effort to seek clarity on what is a musical instrument, following a court case some years ago.
Inspector Henry Providence of the Traffic Department says in recent weeks they received greater clarification on this issue and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has given the go ahead for police to enforce the Noise Act.
Effective yesterday August 21, 2018, the Traffic Department has commenced what it says is an ongoing campaign to forcefully enforcing the Noise Act.
Inspector Henry Providence of the Traffic Department says this campaign to clamp down on the use of loud music and also the use of loud unauthorised horns in vehicles will be conducted throughout the island.
Inspector Providence noted that drivers and conductors need to be more responsible about the music they play in their Omnibuses and the volume at which it is played.
According to Inspector John, those in contravention of the Noise Act will be liable to a fine.