COP Miller encourages motorists to adhere to law
March 5, 2013
COP Miller encourages motorists to adhere to law

Residents of Arnos Vale are more knowledgeable about new traffic measures that the police will be introducing in their community after a consultation with Commissioner of Police Keith Miller last week.{{more}}

At the end of the session, held at Trotman’s Depot on February 25, which was attended by approximately 30 residents of Arnos Vale, most of the persons in attendance expressed support for the new measures in a vote.

COP Miller informed the residents that the Traffic Department of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force will be placing a number of road signs in strategic locations to ease the congestion on mornings, which exists from Sergeant Jack’s Street to Rent and Drive, Arnos Vale.

“There are times, it can be very congested. Motorists rush across here trying to beat traffic. We believe if motorists travelling from the Windward side of the country continue on their normal route, traffic will be smoother,” said Miller.

The COP also explained that residents within the immediate vicinity, who are usually affected, will benefit from the new control measures.

“We see chaos in the mornings. If we do not nip it in the bud, it will get worse,” said Miller, adding that some omnibus operators are bent on being reckless.

The COP disclosed that a traffic sign will be erected at the bypass route, opposite Ken Thomas’ residence at Arnos Vale, and new road markings will be placed in the vicinity of Rent and Drive. He said that another sign will be placed at the Villa/Fountain route, which exits near to the Scott’s residence. The COP said changes in road signs were also made on the surface of the road at the entrance to Super J at Arnos Vale.

The new sign that will be erected opposite Ken Thomas’ residence will state “No Entry for Vehicle Traffic, Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.”

Regarding the sign that will be erected at the Villa/Fountain route, leading to the road near to the Scott’s residence, COP Miller said this will also state “No Entry for Vehicle Traffic, Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.”

COP Miller used the opportunity to encourage the public to adhere to the law.

The consultation was also attended by Superintendents Kenneth John, Head of the Traffic Department and Carlos Sampson, Divisional Commander of the South Central Division. (Police Public Relations)