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Police clampdown on defective vehicles

Published:Sunday | February 22, 2015 | 10:43 AM

The police say they have removed over 300 registration plates from defective motor vehicles since the start of the year.

This comes as the Traffic and Highway Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) intensifies its Geographic Support Operation Strategy aimed at reducing the number of deaths on the nation’s roadways.

And the police say a number of persons have been prosecuted in the latest crackdown.

Addressing a recent Jamaica Information Service Think Tank, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gary McKenzie revealed that the police have been working with the Island Traffic Authority to execute joint operations at strategic locations across the island on a weekly basis.

DSP McKenzie says since the start of the year six such operations have been executed in the parishes of Westmoreland, Clarendon, St. Mary and St. Catherine.

He says special attention is being paid to motorcyclists as well as commercial and public passenger vehicles.