ASP Ellis says suspension of license is not enough; further penalties being considered to deter speeding drivers

The Traffic Department is reporting that close to 200 driver’s licences were suspended last year and into 2022, and further penalties are being considered for drivers who break the law.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rodney Ellis, Head of the Department, says that a suspended licence is just one way to deal with those who drive dangerously on the public roads and cause accidents.

However, he says, the time has come for lawmakers to look at policies that will act as deterrents to drivers who love to speed.

Ellis admits it can become frustrating for officers to deal with the high volume of traffic collisions in one day – up to 10 in some instances.  However, he says, the Department will continue its campaign to educate the driving public on the dangers of speeding.