Aggressive traffic exercise targets Main, Sheriff streets

Guyana Chronicle
October 24, 1999

More than 250 cases made

THE Guyana Police Force and the City Constabulary Friday night conducted a joint operation in the City, described as an aggressive traffic exercise.

A press release from the police said yesterday that more than 250 traffic cases were made, and 112 motor vehicles lodged for several offences.

These include offences such as dangerous driving, riding or being towed on a motor-cycle without a protective helmet, unlicensed driver, overloaded mini-bus, uncertified motor-vehicle, defective head-lamps, obstruction, and stopping within 30 feet of a corner.

The exercise was concentrated in Main Street and Sheriff Streets and formed part of the Draconian Measures being adopted by the Police Force in the campaign to curb traffic lawlessness and to reduce accidents on the roads.

According to the press release, ranks were also involved in crime prevention activities and enforcing City By-Laws.

Many vehicles were parked in a bad manner on the streets and were towed away, the release said, adding that the exercise will continue.

Additional ranks will be deployed as the momentum of the campaign is stepped up.

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