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Police Report ‘Alarming’ Increase In Fake Driver’s Licenses

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The Police Traffic Department in Castries has reported an ‘alarming rise’ in fraudulent driver’s licences and warned that it poses a ‘significant’ road safety threat.

Acting Corporal Avanniell Melville said the practice also undermines the transportation system’s integrity.

“Over the past several months, our department has observed a trend of individuals engaging in the production and distribution of counterfeit driver’s licences,” Melville disclosed.

She said the Traffic Department was collaborating with relevant stakeholders to address the issue and apprehend those responsible.

Melville urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

She warned that having a fake licence is a criminal offence punishable by law.

In addition, the Acting Corporal said unqualified individuals operating vehicles endanger the lives of all road users.

Melville urged individuals with information regarding the issue to contact the Crime Hotline at 555 or use the Crime Hotline App in the Google Play Store.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. There is only one way to curb or stop illegalities is for the relevant authorities to do their jobs to detect crime, then penalize the perpetrators with the harshest legal punishments to deter would be criminals and while we at it, if the laws in the books are not effective deterrents, amend the laws to make them effective. The laws are too lenient, thus making the job of the public officers more challenging.

  2. When you put a dirty minded individual in charge of communications, one with the right amount of smarts to pretend to be dumb when necessary, what do you expect? There are a bunch of corrupted people being paid under table who are employed with that service. Do a clean sweep immediately.

  3. Btw it’s not Infrastructure but TRANSPORT. The Dept of Transport which is headed by it’s own Chief. A Chief Transport Officer. Why hasn’t the media reached out to her to hear what she has to say. Are we paying these ppl at Transport Dept. to put our lives at risk. SMH

  4. This would explain the increasing number of accidents in SL. However, people can get a “legit” licence by paying driving instructors too! Either way, fake, fake/real or proper Real, mpost people in St Lucia have no idea how to drive properly, safely or at the required speed and no capacity to anticipate other drivers’ non conformance to road rules. Good luck Minister, ie if you’re even aware of the problem, or if you even care…

  5. I will not call 911 if one on them illegals hit me! That’s what we have become…handle your own business or suffer through the scam of insurance companies and prolonged police reports.

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