Head of Traffic Division, ASP Robertson Laurent, has said the police will prosecute motorcycle riders who transport children.
He said at a panel dicussion on road safety on Thursday evening that such practice is against the law and many times motorcycle riders fail to consider the safety of children.
“We have to protect our children and I just want to emphasize that for the motorcycle riders, you have children going to school, you have friends, why put the children on the motorcycles?” he stated. “This is bad practice and this is also careless driving and you can be and will be charged for it.”
He also had a warning for motorcycle riders who weave in and out of traffic.
“This is careless driving and you can be prosecuted for it and will be prosecuted,” he said.
Laurent noted that the police will be enforcing “traffic laws a little more vigorously.”
“I know we cannot be everywhere, every time but we will be stepping up out efforts of patrols and we will be looking out for these offenses,” he said.