first_imgA total of 29 touts who engage in activities at the routes 40, 41, 42, 44, 45 and 47 minibus parks were arrested between Monday and Tuesday as the Police continue their activities to restore order and civility at those parks. This particular Police initiative was started in March of this year, and will be ongoing until the desired results are achieved.Some of the touts at the Brickdam Police StationOn Monday, 13 touts were arrested, charged and placed before the courts. Those who pleaded guilty were fined, while others who pleaded not guilty were released on bail.Traffic Chief, Senior Superintendent Linden Isles, has said that, through the ongoing campaign and determination of the traffic ranks, notable progress has been made to address issues being faced by commuters.This latest operation was spearheaded by Sergeant Michael Ramdas and a team from Traffic Headquarters.Continuing the campaign, on Tuesday, Inspector Shawn Massay, Sergeant Sheldon Wickham and other ranks of the Brickdam Police Station conducted a similar exercise at all of the mini-bus parks throughout Georgetown, and 16 other touts were arrested and charged with soliciting of passengers.Meanwhile, at the station, the team from Brickdam took the opportunity to educate the individuals on the recently released Code of Conduct for Minibus Operators and other personnel by the Department of Consumer Affairs.They were also briefed on breaches of the Traffic and Road Safety Regulation, such as obligation to carry passengers, speeding, loud music; and failing to adhere to traffic light signals, road markings and signs.last_img

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