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Crackdown Coming Against Vision-Obscuring Commercial Signs On Minibuses

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The National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) has announced a crackdown against public transport minibuses with vision-obscuring commercial signs.

“The windows of a public service minibus must not be wrapped with all those advertisements,” NCOPT Vice President Kentry Frederick explained.

Frederick acknowledged that “a measure of tint” is permissible.

But he observed that, at present, there is no difference between some public service and goods vehicles.

“You cannot see anything,” the NCOPT official said regarding some commercial advertisements on public transport minibuses.

“Those passengers inside are complaining to us and the Ministry of Transport,” Frederick disclosed.

He said the passengers complained of missing their stops because the thick commercial signs obscure their vision.

“The sponsors of those programmes, the persons who have wrapped their vehicles, we are letting them know that come January, we are going back to the norm,” the NCOPT Vice President declared.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. yes i always used to wonder are the bus drivers paid to having these ads for so long? and why do they have to be all throughout the buses that u can barely see inside??

  2. Thank God,I have to wait all the time to get a bus with clear glass
    I refuse to board a bus like that.

  3. some times yes during the covid digicel had people having an advertisement for six months to a year and if you remove it before the time you not getting paid for the advertisement and even still those that kept it for the specific time when it was time to pay up that to took very long

  4. i dont think its the advertising on the bus windows that making people miss their stop cause if you minding your business and you know where you are going you would know you approaching your stop. it because they talking crap and minding people business they missing their stops.

  5. So what about the ” vision obscuring” extra bright headlamps which are being used on many vehicles? They temporarily dazzle and blind motorists. Also what happen to the speed guns and breathalyzers? We like doing things piecemeal in this country. Smh

  6. Why is there always a warning rather than simply enforcing our laws which is the best way to send a message. Some window tint are too dark (illegal), giving criminals additional coverage. Enforce our damn traffic laws. Enough warnings. Warnings do not deter.

  7. Don’t you see , st Lucia is fast becoming a lawless state , anything goes , a haven for crime .We also need a crack down on driving school cars with heavy tint , in fact no tint at all on those cars .

  8. Why you’ll on the bus driver back these days,is not the bus driver vehicle alone that’s tinted,all the cars that tinted some time you not even seeing who is in the vehicle , some of the bus driver have their fault yes,but that their sauce of income to feed their family, you’ll need the bus driver to go to work,if there is not any bus how you’ll going to work,some of you’ll talking so much on a bus, especially when you on a valley bus,going to oleon,on my god,these people their have a certificate for talking.

  9. I’m happy about that. The buses look like buses that are kidnapping people. They look like buses that are carrying jailbirds or are company buses. Writing all on the windows. Smh. Y’all are allowing illegal stuff to go on for too long and when the time comes to enforce the laws you get resistance. This should not have gone so long but I’m relieved that something is going to be done soon.

  10. It was high time. Also all other vehicles. No tint on windscreen. Number plates – standard format. Black or white background. The list can go on and on..

  11. Sponsors use the buses to advertise their services – it really is HOW the buses are wrapped. It makes more sense to NOT include the windows in the “wrapping”! I am sure there are responsible sign technicians who use their integrity in wrapping the buses. If anything, the sponsors should also be called out for the way their ads are being utilised on the buses.

  12. -BUSSES SHOULD BE KEPT STOCK
    -NO TINT
    -NO HEAVY SOUND SYSTEMS
    -SPOTTERS IN CIVILIAN CLOTHING SHOULD BE INTRODUCED ON BUSSES
    -GIVE THE BUSSES THREE STRIKES THEN IMPOUNDED, AUCTIONED OFF AND FUNDS GIVEN TO CHARITY
    -BUSSES MUST STOP AT DESIGNATED BUS STOPS
    -BUSSES SHOULD BE RESTRICTED FROM BACKROADS
    -MORE POLICE BIKE PATROL TO CHARGE THOSE BUS DRIVERS WHO THINK THE ROADS ARE THEIRS AND COULD DO WHAT THEY WANT
    -BUSSES WHICH ARE BEING BLINGED SHOULDN’T GET ANY CONCESSIONS
    -BUS DRIVERS SHOULD BE RANDOMLY TESTED FOR ALCHOHOL AND DRUGS
    -BUSSES SERVING RURAL AREAS SHOULD CREATE A SCHEDULED ROTATION WHEN NOT PEAK HRS AND HOLIDAYS
    -POLICE VEHICLES SHOULD NOT BE FLASHING THOSE BLINDING EMERGENCY LIGHTS WHEN THERE’S NO EMERGENCY
    -*CONTAINER TRUCKS MUST HAVE WORKING TAIL LIGHTS AND PROPER TIRES
    -LORRIES CARRYING SAND OR SIMILAR MUST HAVE THE PROTECTIVE NETS
    -DRIVING SCHOOL CARS SHOULD BE STOCK AND WITHOUT TINTED WINDOWS
    -DRIVING INSTRUCTORS DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING
    -MAKE IT MANDATORY TO LEARN TO DRIVE WITH A MANUAL VEHICLE

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