Drivers slapped with 40 tickets for loud music
A total of 40 traffic tickets were issued last Saturday to drivers playing loud and amplified music in their motor vehicles, with some drivers receiving as many as five tickets.
A release from the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said permission had been granted for the holding of a ‘road trip’ on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Peace Memorial Hall and concluded at Troumaca (Bottom).
However, according to head of the traffic department, Superintendent of Police, 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 stated that he was very satisfied and happy that no one sustained any injury during the road trip, however traffic officers had cause to issue 40 traffic tickets to those motorists who were in breach of the traffic regulation by 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 SVG.
He stated that some drivers were issued as many as five tickets each for failing to comply with the aforementioned regulations.
The Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force is 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 thanked all motorists and commuters for their support of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force and by extension to the traffic department. He advised motorists to always exercise caution and care while driving on our nation’s roads. He further advised everyone to wear their seat belts, observe the road traffic signs and comply with the traffic officer’s signals and instructions at all times.