THE EDITOR, Sir:
I trust that the Jamaica Constabulary Force's compliance campaign will also include the route taxis which routinely race down the opposite side of the road to overtake a long line of traffic; cut off motorists in straight lanes from lanes dedicated to turning in the opposite direction; and other such acts of bullying.
On Wednesday, one of these vehicles, while moving around a private motor car to beat it to the green light, crashed into the side of the car. The two motorists immediately behind the route taxi were able to brake and avoid collision.
However, another route taxi, four cars down, crashed into the back of the private car in front of him because he was also getting set to race through the light!
When are the police going to seriously address the flagrantly dangerous and illegal behaviour of these drivers? How can we believe they are serious about instilling discipline on the roads when these drivers feel free to break the law on major roads such as Red Hills Road, Constant Spring Road and Dumfries Road during peak hours every day without consequences?