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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Pleased with police checks

Reverend Errington Massiah

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The message is clear that the Traffic Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force is not making sport with the road hogs.
On Sunday police officers were out and in action conducting one of their random vehicles checks at the junction of Taitt Hill, St George. It was really random for two reasons: first, it was on a Sunday; secondly, look where it was done – at the junction of Taitt Hill.
I was very pleased when I saw the Front Page of the Monday edition of the DAILY NATION, which showed the traffic officers checking to ensure that road users were up to date in terms of insurance, road tax and licences. It was also pleasing to see the tow truck in operation at last! I was wondering what had become of it?
Road hogs, be aware that the police are not making any sport and they have to do what they have to do; and will do it!
When I read in last Friday’s Weekend Nation that the mother of one of the bikers who does “wheelies” and “bunny-hops” defended the behaviour of her son and saw nothing wrong with it, I was really shocked. She said that her son “is good at it and should be allowed to practise his skills”.
Any good mother would have told her son that he was doing nonsense on our roads, was endangering his life and should stop.