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Taxi mayhem reigns in MoBay

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Quite recently, Robert Dalley wrote an interesting letter to the editor, accurately outlining the plethora of transportation problems affecting Montego Bay and the fact that many taxi drivers are operating in contravention of the law.

He further wrote of the urgent need for the police to take the steps necessary to apply a zero-tolerance approach towards undisciplined taxi operators using the Montego Bay Transportation Centre.

I implore the Montego Bay police traffic department to go all out in enforcing the law and make it their duty to ensure that all public passenger vehicles use the centre.

The contemptible behaviour of those taxi drivers using the streets to pick up or drop off customers has gone on for far too long. The police must, once and for all, prosecute the lawless. Some drivers cause traffic mayhem on the streets of Montego Bay. This nonsense in Montego Bay must be dealt with now.

The Montego Bay traffic police commander must wake up and now begin to put together a team of officers to regularly monitor the streets of the western capital, and to ensure that all taxi drivers use the transportation centre and terminate their routes accordingly.

We cannot have the streets of Montego Bay taken over by unruly taxi drivers, some of whom park their taxis on every major street instead of using the transportation centre.

RICHARD L. TOMLINSON

drtomlinson22@hotmail.com

Unity Hall, Montego Bay