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Scooters & vehicles detained, 2 charged in road traffic operation

- as police clampdown on traffic offenders
Seized motor scooters at Road Town Police Station. A Road Traffic operation over the weekend resulted in the detention of five vehicles, including three motor scooters, and the arrest of two persons, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has disclosed. Photo: VINO/File
According to the RVIPF in a press release today, June 15, 2022, two persons were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug, driving without a driver’s license or insurance, and riding without a crash helmet. The second person was also charged separately for not having a front and rear plate. Photo: VINO/File
According to the RVIPF in a press release today, June 15, 2022, two persons were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug, driving without a driver’s license or insurance, and riding without a crash helmet. The second person was also charged separately for not having a front and rear plate. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– A road traffic operation over the weekend resulted in the detention of five vehicles, including three motor scooters, and the arrest of two persons, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has disclosed.

Three scooters, as well as two vehicles, were detained after the drivers could not produce a driver’s licence or insurance. These vehicles were detained to prevent the continuation of these traffic offences.

2 arrested & charged

According to the RVIPF in a press release today, June 15, 2022, two persons were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug, driving without a driver’s license or insurance, and riding without a crash helmet. The second person was also charged separately for not having a front and rear plate.

28 tickets issued

Twenty-eight tickets were issued for various offences including failing to comply to a no entry sign, riding without a crash helmet, not having a licence plate, and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Six persons were also reported for a number of other offences.

Statistics for 2022 show seven of the eight serious accidents recorded involved a motor scooter or motorcycle.

Similarly, of the 35 accidents with injuries, 16, almost half, are scooter/motorcycle related.

A total of 38 recorded accidents involved motor scooters or motorcycles for the year.

Police recorded five road fatalities for the year; three were riders of motor scooters.

6 Responses to “Scooters & vehicles detained, 2 charged in road traffic operation”

  • APB (15/06/2022, 17:08) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I applause the Police for their efforts but it is obvious that enforcement alone will not solve the frightening issue of death and injury as a result of the reckless use of motor vehicles( especially scooters) on our road. In my opinion, the Government seems helpless or unwilling to curb the issue through legislation or any other mediation. The now Hon Acting Premier attempted some time ago to stem the flow of illegal use of motor scooters on our roads by having the drivers register, license and Insure their bikes but only few took up the offer and things have returned to the old way. I am forced to say this but right now I think a special permit should given only to certain persons with scooter rental businesses in the tourist industry to import them. All other persons should be banned from doing so. I know this will be met with unfavorable opinion but please suggest something.
  • Old news (15/06/2022, 17:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    with old photos. It's obvious that the police and the BVI government have no interest in controlling all the vehicles driving on the roads of the BVI or even repairing the crumbling roads. Thankfully the marine tourists don't experience this neglect unless they rent a vehicle or ride in a taxi. All the empty rental villas in the BVI are a result of this non-enforcement and infrastructure neglect.
  • Keep the pressure on (15/06/2022, 18:39) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time for Police to get serious.
  • police (15/06/2022, 20:31) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    watch out for them now in full stride along with the ones coming from england

  • See (15/06/2022, 20:53) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    The police are incompetent
  • vi (16/06/2022, 04:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The UK in control things happening


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