Guyana’s finest are not setting good examples on our roads
I find it most hilarious when the police and Minister of Home Affairs make attempts to sensitise the general public of the safe and proper use of the roads when members of the police force are the worst in this regard.
Let me list some of the frequent practices of Guyana’s finest.
· Double-parking to chat with a fellow driver, purchasing from a street vendor or trying to get the attention of females walking on the roadways.
· Using their sirens to never stop at traffic lights or intersections.
· Driving vehicles with little or no proper working lights.
· Parking their motorcycles or cars anywhere to address a driver thus causing a further hazard/obstruction to other road users.
· Driving and riding up one way streets.
· Driving in the wrong lanes at junctions/traffic signals
· Driving without using seat belts.
Correct me if I am wrong, but is it because they essentially make and are supposed to enforce the law that they are authorised to break the law at their own free will?
In addition to the above listed practices, they continue to selectively stop SUVs and pick-up trucks for “routine” traffic and security checks while our roads happen to be most populated by taxis and private sedans.
How often do criminals use SUVs and pick-up trucks to commit a crime?
What a wonderful strategy in helping to stop traffic offences and crime in Guyana!
Disgusted road user