Traffic Loophole


A LOOPHOLE in Barbados’ traffic laws is creating no end of headaches for lawmen and the insurance sector — and they both want it plugged urgently.

The problem, confirmed Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith yesterday, is that they have no legal power to hold on to vehicles after traffic cops have detained and reported the drivers for operating without valid insurance or road tax certificates.

The result is that lawmen on patrols were constantly coming upon the same vehicles being operated illegally and were powerless to prevent a recurrence.

One veteran traffic cop told the DAILY NATION last week that they had been “impounding” cars and motorcycles in particular when they were found on the road without valid road tax certificates and/or insurance or when the licence plates on them were found to be fictitious.(RRM)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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