Saint Lucia police Tuesday conducted what was described as a routine enforcement drive aimed at ensuring that persons comply with the Island’s traffic regulations.
The initiative comes against the backdrop of a spike in serious traffic accidents.
“We are currently on the Millennium Highway checking for vehicles being driven without a valid driver’s license , vehicles driving without insurance – we’re just checking drivers; it’s a normal routine for the Traffic Department,” Acting Sergeant in Charge of Operations, Miguel Lansiquot, told St Lucia Times.
Lansiquot said most drivers were cooperating with the police.
He explained that at the Traffic Department, the officers are very professional in the performance of their duties.
“We are just asking drivers to be patient and allow the police to do their work. If you have not committed an offence, the officers will just check your documentation and allow you to go your way,” Lansiquot stated.
He disclosed that the police often encounter a lot of people who have failed to pay for their vehicle licences.
The law enforcement official also revealed that the police have been encountering some cases of persons driving without a valid driver’s licence and insurance.
Lansiquot said that surprisingly, the police Monday morning encountered no issues involving motorcyclists who were not wearing protective gear.
However he urged motorcyclists to wear helmets.
On Saturday night, two young men on a motorbike died after it collided head on with a car at Richfond, Dennery.
Both were not wearing helmets at the time of the collision.