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A minibus attempts to overtake in bumper-to-bumper traffic in Lowmans Hill on Nov. 23, 2023.
A minibus attempts to overtake in bumper-to-bumper traffic in Lowmans Hill on Nov. 23, 2023.
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Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Trevor “Buju” Bailey is suggesting that the driving laws be changed so that only people aged 25 and older are permitted to drive public service vehicles.

“It can’t be that you are a conductor today, being exposed to a van, you steal a chance when you are washing down to move a van from here to there. So, you get that skillset to drive a van but do you have the maturity? Are you that responsible to hold people’s lives in your hands?” Bailey said on Hot 97 FM on Thursday.

“I would be a strong advocate to changing the law from 21,” he said, adding that in addition to being at least 25 years old, someone should have at least five years’ driving experience before being permitted to operate an omnibus.

He did not agree that nothing is being done about recklessness on the roads by omnibus drivers.

“I know the head of the Traffic Department is pushing this vigorously,” Bailey said.

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When asked, he said he could not speak for politicians regarding whether they care to address the issue.

“I would like to see some action. I would come out and join you … if you are pretesting to carrying the age up, I will join you on the protest line,” Bailey said, addressing one of the hosts of the programme on which he appeared.

3 replies on “Van drivers should be at least aged 25, ACP Bailey says”

  1. Jeanie Ollivierre says:

    Totally agree with “Buju”. It’s NOT ONLY increasing the age limit, but also consider the Youth’ driving experience & record. Critical to this debate is the sense of maturity/responsibility that our today youths seem NOT to exhibit/practice. Let’ continue to interject these considerations; reduce the number if accidents & save lives.

  2. Josephine Hunte says:

    Trevor Buju Bailey I have just a question, do you feel that the job that was given to you was awarded meritoriously? You be the judge. What percentage of the crimes were solve during your tenor? If you were in another jurisdiction would you be given a passing grade base on objective assessment? Let the public be the judge. Sir under your watch as the chief crime fighting guru, the crime rate has not only escalated but on the wrong trajectory. It is time to say to the Comrade replace me because I am a dismal failure.

  3. Stephen Gabriel says:

    ACP Bailey, I support you 100% on this suggestion; it is an excellent idea. Take the next step and let the legislators pass the necessary laws.

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