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Mini-bus drivers in Holmwood crash had more than 100 tickets
2013-09-26 12:58:36 | (0 Comments)
The head of the Police Traffic Division Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis is reporting that the mini-bus drivers involved in Wednesday’s crash that claimed the lives of four students had been issued more than 100 traffic tickets in just over two years.
One of the three vehicles involved in the accident in the parish of Manchester yesterday morning. - Norman Grindley/ Chief Photographer
The four students who attended the Holmwood Technical High School in Manchester, died when the buses, said to be racing, collided with a truck.
One of the mini-bus drivers and five students remain in hospital while the other driver has been taken into custody.
According to Lewis, since January 2011 one of the drivers has been issued 115 traffic tickets while the other received 105 tickets between November 2010 and this year.
SSP Lewis has called for the authorities to get serious about implementing a registry for operators of public passenger vehicles.
He says the registry should be supported by a new system under which people would have to submit a record of their driving history before being issued with licenses to operate public passenger vehicles.
Those killed in the Holmwood crash have been identified as grade eight students Okeen Gordon, Kimona Levy and Tamika Peart as well as grade ten student Shakeria Muschette, who was a member of the national under-16 netball team.
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