Noise from motor scooters has been identified as a major issue affecting the Sixth Electoral District, particularly the Baugher’s Bay area.
One resident in that community raised the issue at a public meeting with members of government at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies this week.
The resident claimed scooter noise even disrupts her sleep past midnight hours.
“Two, three o’clock in the morning I can’t sleep because of these motorbikes. They are riding around like bats out of hell. And no one seems like they can say anything to them because they are afraid,” she said.
Premier Dr D Orlando Smith admitted that the issue needs to be addressed.
“We must do something about it,” he said.
Motor vehicles have been a nuisance to residents for years.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force headed by Commissioner Michael Matthews has sought to clamp down on the overall misuse of scooters in the territory.
The commissioner recently called on legislators to implement stricter penalties for scooter riders such as having the bikes confiscated and crushed when they are misused.
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