Chairman-elect of the governing National Democratic Party, Myron Walwyn is riding a message of road safety for motorists traversing the streets of the British Virgin Islands.
The government minister delivered the message while noting the road safety issues that exist locally, especially among motorcyclists and scooter riders.
“It remains important for us to encourage them to adhere to the road safety laws and utilise helmets and other safety gear when operating these modes of transportation,” Walwyn said.
He added: “Our law enforcement officers should also continue to do their part to ensure that our traffic laws are enforced in an effort to protect all citizens who utilise our roadways.”
The minister was pictured among a group of local bikers recently and described the group as exemplary motorcyclists.
“I must commend the 284 Reverz organisation for the work that they continue to do to encourage motorcycle safety in the territory,” Walwyn said.
His statements come months after a call for legislators to implement stricter penalties for delinquent scooter riders.
That call came from police commissioner Michael Matthews who also said law enforcers were clamping down on the overall misuse of scooters in the territory.
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