Twelve omnibus drivers and two conductors were charged for carrying excess passengers during the inter school athletics meets last month.
The police said on Monday that in one instance, a minibus licenced to transport 18 passengers had 28 passengers inside.
The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Traffic Department cracked down on the reckless and dangerous driving and loud music during the Inter Primary, Secondary and College School Games, which were held March 27 to 29 at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex.
Head of the Traffic Department, Superintendent of Police, Kenneth John said his department strategically deployed traffic officers during the three days of competition in order to regulate the traffic, ensure safety and make sure that the traffic laws were being upheld.
John said 94 reports were made, which resulted in 60 traffic tickets being issued to several drivers for playing loud and amplified music in their motor vehicles without the approval of the Commissioner of Police, contrary to regulation 31 of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act, Regulation 483 of the Revised Edition of the Laws of SVG.
Some drivers were issued as many as seven tickets each for failing to comply with the regulations.
Six omnibus drivers were also charged with dangerous and reckless driving, with one driver being charged twice for the same offence.
All six drivers had their permits suspended by Commissioner of Police Colin John, pending the outcome of the charges.
John thanked all motorists and commuters for their support to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force and urged the general public to continue to abide by the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act Regulations.
He advised motorist to cooperate and to always exercise caution and care while driving on the nation’s roads.
John, however, reiterated that reckless and dangerous driving will not be tolerated on the roads of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.