From: Acting head of communication Department
Inspector E.S Josepha January 22th 2023
Community officer and personnel from VROMI did a survey in relation to cars left abandoned in St Peters .
The community officer of St.Peters together with government agency VROMI conducted a survey in the district of St.Peters in connection with the large number of vehicles left abandoned along public roads.
During this survey, authorities identified a total of 52 abandoned vehicles that need to be removed.
Owners of vehicles that have been left along public roads are strongly urged to remove these vehicles as soon as possible as VROMI will take action together with the community officers to remove them in the interest of general safety.
Leaving abandoned vehicles alongside roads or side streets disrupts the free
flow of traffic and also makes it dangerous for emergency services to access certain parts of the community.
Utility companies have also pointed out the significant inconvenience caused to work operations due to improperly parked and/or abandoned vehicles on public roads.
The practice of parking or leaving abandoned vehicles on public roads violates the law and can result in a fine and the possibility of the vehicle being towed away at the owner’s expense. Vehicle owners should also keep in mind that these random vehicles left randomly along the road can create a creates a negative image of the neighborhood.
Traffic department busy investigating several incindent during last week
Traffic department personnel were investigating several traffic incident in which persons were injured .
One particularly serious incident had occurred on January 18, 2023 around 4:50 p.m. when Central Dispatch received a report of a traffic accident that had taken place on the Oyterpond road in which a scooter rider was injured.
Officers and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival at the scene the incident involved a traffic accident involving a black Hyundai Accent and a blue Piaggio scooter.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the scooter rider was hopping lost control of his scooter drifted to the left side of the road and struck the black Accent who was coming from the opposite direction. At one point police started looking for the driver of the black Hyundai accent but he was no longer at the scene.
At the same time personnel from the ambulance rendered first aid to the scooter rider and transferred him late to the SMMC.
Some time later during the day the driver of the Black Hyundai accent presented himself to the traffic department and gave an account of why he ran away from the scene of the accident.
It turned out after the accident had happened, friends of the rider of the blue scooter who were with him on their motorcycles assaulted the driver, causing him to flee the scene. There was noticeable swelling on the face of the driver of the black accent. After being questioned regarding the accident, the driver was urged to press charges.
Police also have now noticed that scooter riders who now mostly ride in groups have developed the audacity to assault other road users after a traffic accident.
This comes after police has issued several warnings to riders about reckless behavior on the roads. Bikers should now take heed that this kind of misconduct will not be tolerated and this situations will be dealt with.
In addition, request also goes out to other road users who experienced similar kind of situation to report to the police.