Motorists with unresolved traffic offenses and who believe warrants have been issued for their arrest are urged to go to the police now.
The appeal has been made by the head of the Police Traffic Division and by Director, Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Kenute Hare. Both were speaking Monday at a symposium on Traffic Crash Investigations and Black Box analysis at the Caribbean Maritime University.
Police are expected to start arresting people with warrants as of Sunday, September 1.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Bishop Dr. Gary Welsh, said there are currently about 40,000 warrants for persons [with traffic offenses] and appealed for these persons to go into the police.
“If you suspect that you have a warrant outstanding, we have opened a desk at Lower Elletson Road where we are. You may come in and negotiate when it is you want to be arrested. You have that opportunity to do it now. Come September 1, that will not exist,” ACP Welsh said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hare said it is repeat offenders who are in trouble with the law that is oftentimes involved in road fatalities, and the road safety advocates are trying to prevent future road fatalities.
He noted that since the start of the year, 285 persons have lost their lives because of road crashes and thousands are still suffering from crashes.