PSV bad apples
PUBLIC SERVICE vehicle (PSV) operators with multiple convictions for traffic offences might be booted out of the system.
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite hinted at this yesterday after attending a service at St Philip’s Parish Church to mark the seventh anniversary of Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds and the 159th anniversary of the prison service.
“There is something wrong with a chap being able to come into court, he’s had 80 previous conviction and still [is] driving a minibus in this country,” he told reporters. “We’re going to address that legislatively.”
Brathwaite was responding to questions about claims by PSV drivers that they were not getting justice in the courts and that some magistrates were more interested in having a conviction than in hearing the drivers’ and conductors’ own side of the story.
Brathwaite said he had not seen the Press report and therefore could not respond to it. However, he voiced concern about PSV drivers having long traffic violation conviction sheets.
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