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One driver with 1,402 outstanding traffic tickets

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:54 PM
DCP Blake ... the lack of strong penalties for offending motorists is undermining the efforts of the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake, is bemoaning what he says are gaps in the drivers' licensing system which allows motorists continue to operate vehicles despite amassing several traffic tickets.

According to him, in one case, a driver has racked up 1,402 traffic tickets since 2006.

He said several other drivers have more than 1,000 outstanding traffic tickets but continue to hold driver’s licences and obtain motor vehicle insurance.

DCP Blake says the lack of strong penalties is undermining the efforts of the police.

According to him, many drivers ignore traffic tickets because there are no serious consequences.

 

Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake

DCP Blake was speaking yesterday at a security forum put on by private security company, Guardsman Group Limited.

Last month, National Security Minister, Robert Montague, announced that there’s to be a 60-day traffic ticket amnesty starting on July 1.