No police harassment reported over license plate campaign –Traffic Chief

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A traffic campaign to ensure motorists comply with the regulations of license plates has drawn the ire of citizens, who have reported police harassment but Traffic Chief, Linden Isles says no such complaints have reached his desk.

Some persons have taken to social media to complain about their vehicles being unnecessarily impounded for hours, even after they promised to rectify the issue. Drivers also raised concerns about police officers breaching the same law – a law which is only now being enforced.

During an interview with the media at the sidelines of an event at the Police Sports Club Ground on Wednesday, Traffic Chief, Linden Isles said: “I haven’t received any complaints about police harassment.”

On the other hand, he assured that the Force is dealing with officers who breach the law.

“We have been checking various officers’ vehicle, all the vehicles that comes into contact with us on a daily basis and we have those ranks correct themselves,” the Traffic Chief told the media.

The Traffic Chief explained that he launched the campaign after he received several complaints after assuming office two months ago.

“I’ve been receiving complaints from persons who would say ‘a vehicle nearly collided with them’ and they cannot recognize the identification mark on that vehicle,” the Traffic Chief said.

According to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, the letters and figures of the identification mark must be indelibly inscribed in white upon a black surface.

They must be three and a half inches high with space between letters of half of an inch. 

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