Police warn against leaving derelicts on roadways
Commissioner of Police, Leslie James has warned against the practice of leaving derelicts along the roadways, noting that anyone found guilty of such practice will be dealt with severely.Dead: Reoul Drepaul SaulHe was at the time addressing ranks and officials attached to E Division (Linden- Kwakwani) at an Inspection and Promotion ceremony held in Linden on Friday. The Police Commissioner’s call also comes in light of a recent fatal accident which claimed the life of 20-year-old Reoul Drepaul Saul. Saul crashed into an old refrigerator, which was discarded on the public road at Number 59 Village, New Amsterdam, Berbice. His 18-year-old girlfriend also sustained injuries in the accident. Addressing E Division Traffic Inspector Shawn Massay, James urged that serious attention be placed along the Linden-Soesdyke highway to ensure that such practices do not occur. “Some accidents are occurring on the highway, as you know, as a result of vehicles that are parked. It is brought to my attention too, not necessarily in E Division, but we need to look at it. Persons are leaving derelict on roadways. As you would have seen, a few days ago a young man lost his life having struck some derelict left on the roadway…”, the Police Commissioner pointed out. He added that he has been informed that persons are deliberately placing items along the roadways.“…The report I’m getting is that people are deliberately leaving those things on the roadway and then in the homes somewhere they’re waiting to hear the ‘bang’… Anybody that is found guilty of such action will be dealt with severely. Anybody that we find doing such a thing will be dealt with severely. This is total foolishness”, James reiterated. James further asked that the Traffic Inspector organise with staff to conduct constant patrols along the highway. He noted that they must also ensure that vehicles which are left unattended are equipped with proper reflective materials. The Police Commissioner also pointed to a tendency of speeding along the highway. “Smooth, straight-road speeding is almost inevitable…so, I would like you to delegate to your staff so that they can patrol the highway properly,” he instructed.