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Talkshow host calls for ‘serious enforcement’ against highway traffic violations

- drivers abruptly stopping on highways flagged danger to motorists
A call has been made for Government to implement strict policies against the violations as well as poor road use by pedestrians and for jaywalkers to be ticketed. Photo: VINO/File
Claude O. Skelton-Cline was at the time speaking at the Tuesday, November 11, 2020, edition of his “Honestly Speaking” show where he also urged persons to stop picking up people at random on the busy highway. Photo: Facebook/File
Claude O. Skelton-Cline was at the time speaking at the Tuesday, November 11, 2020, edition of his “Honestly Speaking” show where he also urged persons to stop picking up people at random on the busy highway. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio Moderator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to crack down on traffic violations such as abruptly stopping on highways and jaywalking.

“We have got to find a way where we [are] going to conduct ourselves more safely and securely without all of the hazards that already exists…. if the legislations are not in place and if the proper signage is not in place, there needs to be some serious enforcement,” he said. 

The Man of the Cloth was at the time speaking on the Tuesday, November 11, 2020, edition of his “Honestly Speaking” show where he also urged persons to stop picking up people at random on the busy highway.

“You cannot just abruptly stop on a highway to pick people up or drop them off, first of all, you're putting yourself in danger, you’re putting fellow vehicular traffickers in danger,” he said.

More crosswalks needed 

Skelton-Cline continued, “Then you all are crossing the street across by One Mart, in particular, all up the road by the roundabout although there is a crosswalk and that's where the governmental piece come in that we need to strategically continue to have these crosswalks.”

He called on Government to implement strict policies against the violations as well as poor road use by pedestrians and for jaywalkers to be ticketed.

“We got to find a way to bring some law and order specifically as it relates to vehicular traffic... an enforcement mechanism that will eliminate or at best minimise what I see happen daily.”

This he said would address the issue and avoid a myriad of accidents on the roadways in the territory.

22 Responses to “Talkshow host calls for ‘serious enforcement’ against highway traffic violations”

  • miss (18/11/2020, 15:52) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    They need to put back up the cones at the roundabout because people still doing nonsense
    • @miss (18/11/2020, 17:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      There were cones there and people were still doing nonsense.
    • People don't care (18/11/2020, 17:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some people are just willful and ignorant.....cause you can put up a sign that says "DO NOT PARK" and people will watch that sign and STILL PARK THERE smh
  • Funny (18/11/2020, 16:01) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    no jaywalking laws as motorists should stop to allow people to cross as per the Highway Code. He want repatriations in one hand but want the law to change the culture of the BVI in the other , you got to laugh at this guy!
    • A VOTER IN #6 (18/11/2020, 19:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN AT DELTA GAS STATION AND THE LUMBER YARD BAURGHUS BAY.
  • and (18/11/2020, 16:04) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    first order of business - stop the taxi drivers stopping where ever they want causing massive traffic jams.
    • @AND (21/11/2020, 23:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      They are annoying. There is a bus stop next to the market square, why don’t they use it?
  • Here’s what you do (18/11/2020, 16:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Put the traffic thing on hold and try to figure out a way to help prevent the storm that is going to hit up EAST.
  • Wise Down (18/11/2020, 16:22) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply

    PLEASE REMOVE THE SMALL BLACK CAR THATS IN THE CORNER WHEN YOU COMING THRU THE HILLS TO COME EAST END..THANK YOU....THAT SH** IS GOING TO COST PPL ALOT OF MOEY

  • Rubber Duck (18/11/2020, 17:19) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is there any subject upon which this loudmouth is not an expert.
  • Informed (18/11/2020, 18:08) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Each year I tax and inspect my car to make sure its road worthy. but the road worthy of cars are very limited in the BVI.

    Pot hole have their own micro climate going to Cane Garden Bay they are so large.

    The BVI Grand Canyon has formed opposite the Cinema. This may just be man hole cover exposed but its about 1ft of veneers packing up the road.

    The moorings is the largest tourism base in the BVI the road in and out is awful. The access out to the highway is just dangerous.

    This is a long term project but I personally think we should not even entertain the airport expansion until the roads are fixed.
  • lodger (18/11/2020, 18:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I expect he was involved in an incident and has the platform to complain.
  • Ghost (18/11/2020, 19:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I do tend to feel that clime has his mouth in every pot and At times it’s not always needed, but I am with him on this.. when he’s right he’s right and he is here ..I did this a couple times in all honesty feeling sorry for someone but then I realized the danger in it so I stopped. this should not be..Traffic Dept. need to do something about this.. Hon. kye I pray you pay attention and stop this..
  • Jaywalking (18/11/2020, 19:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    World's most serious offence.
  • Observer (18/11/2020, 19:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look at those pot hole in Greenland coming up by Andy Car Wash and you don't hear Marlon saying anything about his district but he attaching goverment on nonsense.
  • He’s right (18/11/2020, 20:09) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not often but he is on this one. The issue is mainly there are zero consequences here. Disrupt school, no consequences, criminal activity, no consequence, park someone in, no consequences, corrupt contracts with govt, no consequences. Stop in the middle of the road, no consequences, ride with no helmet, no consequences, incompetent govt services, no consequences, corrupt delay/denial of trade licences and permits to try and favour another, no consequences, use govt money to bail outa bust hotel, no consequences, Run a red light, no consequences.... often this is in view of police or sometimes done by them. Until we collectively practice, encourage and enforce basic standards, we wont have a better environment to live in.
  • hold up (18/11/2020, 20:14) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    First of all there is no highway in the BVI. It is a two lane road. Four lanes in each direction is a highway. Another thing traffic jam? Try sitting in a traffic jam for 2 hours.
    • Dic tio nary (19/11/2020, 06:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      highway (ˈhaɪˌweɪ)
      n
      1. a public road that all may use
      2. a main road, esp one that connects towns or cities
      3. a main route for any form of transport
      4. a direct path or course
  • 311 (18/11/2020, 21:00) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    ask the commissioner of police where are the highway traffic cops the rude boys mucking around because there are no police patrol. lack of law and order we now have killing high day in bvi. stop hiding behind police can't be everywhere or 311 to report crimes. get the police back on the street. what all those recruits and new police doing. criminal conduct out of control under this uk officer and every man mouth shut. no one asking about how police spend our tax money. unaccountable to the people
  • Heckler (18/11/2020, 22:47) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is not Detroit. Go drive your luxury car, sit down in your mansion, and enjoy your consultancy money.
  • jah know (19/11/2020, 07:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    With all the money he have he don't know the struggles of ppl who have to use their 2 feet to get around this island and when you are working or living around those areas, you have no choice but to cross the highway cause there is no crosswalk anywhere out of town center. 

  • @wise Down (19/11/2020, 07:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    can PH1103 move their car from the corner coming to east end in the hill from sabboth/hope hill just beyond where the road is being repaired.....can the police please look into this..


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