Traffic Wardens to assist in making roads safe
January 25, 2013
Traffic Wardens to assist in making roads safe

Fri Jan 25, 2013

The Traffic Department of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force is reassuring parents throughout the state that greater effort is being made to assist their children when walking/crossing the roads while on their way to and from school.{{more}}

In keeping with this, the number of traffic wardens attached to the Traffic Department have been increased from nine to 14.

“Some of the areas where we previously had police officers of the Traffic Department, we will be stationing traffic wardens. As a result of this, the police will be able to do more patrols, especially on the outskirts of Kingstown during peak periods,” said Superintendent of Police Kenneth John, who heads the Traffic Department.

John said the traffic wardens will be placed at strategic points around Kingstown, as well as the out districts.

He said during the past month, new traffic wardens, Carol Innis, Sheldene Woods, Petteria Fisher, Marva Sampson and Simone Providence, have received extensive training from PC 561 Kishon Leslie of the Traffic Department.

“PC 561 Leslie did a wonderful job in training the traffic wardens. I am pleased with the work that he has done. Leslie is a responsible and knowledgeable traffic officer,” said John, noting that the wardens also received training about the traffic regulations of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“I am expecting them to do a good job,” said John.

Besides regulating the traffic, the traffic head disclosed that the traffic wardens will also be issuing tickets to offenders. (Police Public Relations)