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Scooters seized, riders ticketed in end-of-year police operation

Scooters seized, riders ticketed in end-of-year police operation

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting that it conducted a successful end-of-year traffic operation that resulted in the ticketing of scooter riders and the confiscation of several motor scooters that violated the road code.
“Planned operations over the weekend by officers of the Road Policing Unit and the Armed Response Team resulted in the confiscation of five motor scooters with loud mufflers, and five scooter-related tickets – two for riding without a crash helmet and loud from muffler and two for failing to stop at a traffic light and one for a passenger on a scooter not wearing a crash helmet,” the RVIPF said in a media release today.

The release further said the five scooters confiscated are being held by the police until the owners can replace the present mufflers with the original which has a built-in silencer.

The RVIPF also noted that a driver and pillion rider sustained minor injuries while trying to avoid police officers after they were instructed to stop.

“One scooter rider was charged with reckless driving, driving without a driver’s licence, driving an unlicensed vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle, and riding without a crash helmet after he and his pillion rider fell while attempting to manoeuvre their way around the stationary police vehicle blockade.

Both driver and pillion rider sustained minor injuries but refused medical attention,” the press release said.

“Another three persons were reported for the offences of driving without a driver’s licence, driving an unlicensed vehicle. Out of those three persons, one was reported for riding without a crash helmet,” it added.

This year-end operation follows a series of similar operations in 2021 targeting motorists who violate the road traffic laws. These planned operations, according to the police, are intended to pursue owners of illegal bikes and those that cause a noise nuisance while also minimising the risk to riders, the public, and officers.
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