Some traffic cops still making arrests for ticketable offences

Some traffic police are still making arrests for ticketable offences, according to the police force, which says the resulting delay of members of the public is not in keeping with its current drive.

In a statement issued yesterday, Guyana Police Force (GPF) spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said it had been brought to the attention of GPF’s administration that some ranks of the Traffic Department continue to arrest traffic violators for offences for which traffic tickets may be issued.

“This results in the undue delay of members of the public, which is not in keeping with the Police Force’s thrust of professionalism and quality service,” he, however, noted, while adding that the ranks have been reminded about the issuances of traffic tickets for specified offences and they are expected to comply with the directives.

In an effort to sensitise the public, the statement listed the specific offences for which traffic tickets may be issued. They are as follows:

Ø  Driving Uncertified Motor Vehicle – Section 15

Ø  Driving Motor Vehicle Without a Driver’s Licence – Section 23 (1)

Ø  Failing to Produce Driver’s Licence – Section 23 (2)

Ø  Refusing to Declare Present Address – Section 23 (3)

Ø  Breaching of Conditions of Provisional Licence – Section 25 (2)

Ø  Speeding (Exceeding Speed Limit) – Section 34 (1)

Ø  Permitting More Than One Trailer to be Drawn – Section 41

Ø  Failing to Stop When Required by Police in Uniform – Section 43 (3)

Ø  Leaving Motor Vehicle in Dangerous Position – Section 59

Ø  Driving Motorcycle without Safety Helmet – Breach of Reg. 3 (1) and (3) of the Motorcycles (Protective Helmets) Regulations – Reg. 19 of 1972, (Cap. 51:02)

Ø  Driver Carrying Pillion-Rider without Safety Helmet – Breach of Reg. 3 (2) and (3) of the Motorcycles (Protective Helmets) Regulations – Reg. 19 of 1972, (Cap. 51:02)

Ø  Failing to Exhibit Certificate of Fitness – Reg. 13

Ø  Failing to Exhibit Licence for Motor Vehicle – Reg. 16 (1)

Ø  Unlighted Motor Vehicle (front) – Reg. 34 (1) (a)

Ø  Unlighted Motor Vehicle (rear) – Reg. 34 (1) (b)

Ø  Unlighted Motorcycle/Bicycle (front) – Reg. 35 (a)

Ø  Unlighted Motorcycle/Bicycle (rear) – Reg. 35 (b)

Ø  Unlighted Animal Drawn Vehicle (front) – Reg. 36 (a)

Ø  Unlighted Animal Drawn Vehicle (rear) – Reg. 36 (b)

Ø  Failing to carry Lamp on Hand-cart during Hours of Darkness – Reg. 37

Ø  No Parking Brakes – Reg. 52

Ø  No Reflecting Mirror – Reg. 57

Ø  No Warning Appliance on Motor Vehicle – Reg. 59

Ø  No Silencer – Reg. 60

Ø  No Efficient Automatic Windscreen Wiper – Reg. 64

Ø  No Efficient Speedometer (hire car, motor lorry, motor bus) – Reg. 65

Ø  Unnecessary Sounding of Horn – Reg. 108

Ø  No trailer to be drawn by Bus/Hire Car – Reg. 119

Ø  Carrying more Persons than the Permitted Number – Reg. 164 (1) (a)

Ø  More Persons on the Front Seat than the Number Fixed to be carried thereon (hire car/motor bus) – Reg. 164 (1) (b)

Ø  Conductor (overload) – Reg. 164 (1) (a), (b) and (2)

Ø  Conduct of Driver and Conductor (breach) – Reg. 166

Ø  Stopping within thirty feet from any Corner – Reg. 190 (e)

Ø  No Efficient Brakes on Bicycle and Tricycle – Reg. 194

Ø  No Warning Appliance on Bicycle and Tricycle – Reg. 195

Members of the public are urged to take note of these offences and be guided accordingly, Whittaker added.

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