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70 tickets issued; 2 scooters seized in VG operation- RVIPF

70 tickets issued; 2 scooters seized in VG operation- RVIPF

Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) issued 70 tickets and reported 25 persons for charges in Virgin Gorda as it continues its Territory-wide campaign against persons that violate the Road Traffic regulations.

The RVIPF in a press release today, October 25, 2021, said in this operation last Thursday, October 21, 2021, persons driving without a seatbelt top the list of violations with 44 ticketed; 11 persons were also ticketed for riding on or standing in the tray of a truck.

It said seven persons were ticketed for prohibitive tints while four others were ticketed for failing to display a taxi licence.

Two scooters were seized during the operation.

Acting Sergeant within the Road Policing Unit Kishon Leslie shared his concern that too many are still not adhering to the Seatbeat and Cellular Phone Regulations which fines persons who stand in the tray of a truck.


Protecting lives, limbs & quality of life


Acting Sergeant within the Road Policing Unit Kishon Leslie shared his concern that too many are still not adhering to the Seatbeat and Cellular Phone Regulations which fines persons who stand in the tray of a truck.

“The RVIPF may report of those that die or are seriously injured in traffic collisions. However, we rarely report on those who have to be flown off for further treatment and are in long-term hospitalisation or those who are permanently disabled, lose their income, and quality of life. These cases go unreported but difficult lives none the same for too many after a serious accident,” he said.

The regulations under the Road Traffic Act are intended to reduce trauma to the body of persons driving or riding in vehicles in case there is a collision. The Act is also intended to protect pedestrians against drivers whose unfocussed attention while using a cellular can lead to their deaths. Those who breach the law are putting many at risk.

The Virgin Gorda operation included officers from the Road Policing Unit, Armed Response Unit and Beat and Patrol Unit, and the Marine Unit.

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