Police institute compulsory lectures for would-be drivers

Stabroek News
February 6, 2007

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As part of the measures to improve the quality of the streets of Guyana the Police Traffic Department has implemented four compulsory lectures which persons writing the theoretical examinations are required to take.

And the department has also reintroduced mandatory eye testing for all persons taking the driving test. "This eye test is a requirement under regulation 22 (2) of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Regulation Chapter 51.02," the police said in a release last evening.

The Traffic Department will also be taking measures against persons who were involved in fatal or serious accidents or come to notice through poor driving to determine whether they are suffering from any physical disabilities in accordance with Section 27 (3) of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act Chapter 51.02. "This section gives the Certifying Officer powers to revoke Drivers Licences once these effects are substantiated," the release said.