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MAGISTRATE Graveney Bannister referred to the proposed Electronic Vehicle Registration System (EVRS) as “long overdue but a move in the right direction”.

On Tuesday, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley broke the news of the system which he said would assist with “cleaning the streets of unregistered vehicles”. He estimated that about 30 000 such vehicles were on the roads.

Magistrate Bannister, who daily presides over cases of unregistered vehicles in the Bridgetown Traffic Court, said the offences often made up the majority of cases. He said that of every 40 cases an estimated one third related to unregistered and uninsured vehicles and driving without licences.

The judicial officer said he believed the system would “make the pool of unregistered vehicles smaller” and help to reduce any associated criminal activity. (TKS)

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