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Commissioner of Police Mark Collins said many of these road traffic offences could put drivers and other road users at risk.

BVI police seize scooters, lay multiple charges

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) said it seized five scooters, laid 37 charges and issued another 23 tickets during an operation last weekend, according to a press release.

Driving an unlicensed and uninsured vehicle topped the list of the 37 offences, the release stated.

Six of the offences were for not having a driver’s licence and another six for having prohibitive tint.

The release further stated that the 25 ticketed offences include failure to renew driver’s licence, riding without a helmet, not secured by a seatbelt, not secured in a safety seat for a child and not having a front licence plate.

Travelling with coloured headlamps and with persons standing in the tray of a truck were among the list of offences, also.

The RVIPF also reported that one person was charged for “drunkenness when in charge of a motor vehicle and failing to stop at the request of an officer”.

The police said all offenders are scheduled to appear in the Magistrate’s Court.

Commissioner of Police Mark Collins said many of these road traffic offences not only carry hefty fines but could put drivers and other road users at risk.

“It is therefore wise for owners to ensure that occupants are travelling safe and vehicle particulars are up to date,” Collins said.