Saint Lucia Police checked over 2000 motor vehicles, issued over 300 tickets and impounded 9 vehicles as part of a road check campaign, it has been disclosed.
The disclosure was made by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for Operations, George Nicholas, at a news conference last week to report on crime during the months of January to July.
The ACP observed that the checks were done to ensure that motorists complied with the motor vehicle and road traffic act in terms of insurance, licensing and registration.
He revealed that 40 dangerous weapons, including knives, cutlasses and scissors were also seized during the traffic checks.
The ACP noted that sharp objects have been used in several of the homicides that Saint Lucia has recorded this year.
According to Nicholas, the increased police presence may appear to be routine.
But he explained that it was ‘intelligence driven’ and ‘strategic’.
The senior police official has appealed to motorists to be tolerant, understanding and cooperative as the police seek to reduce crime and create a safer environment for all.