More than 200 motorcyclists receive traffic fine
The Traffic Control Team (VHT) of the Police Force Suriname (KPS) handed out 272 traffic fines to motorcyclists in October. Police Inspector Llyod Tolud, head of the VHT, told Times of Suriname that 133 motorcyclists rode a motorcycle that had not been inspected or reinspected. 66 of them had not stayed on the cycle track and 55 motorcycles did not have insurance. Tolud pointed out that 18 motorcyclists were riding around without a license plate. “The motorcyclists must make sure that his or her motorcycle has been insured before participating in traffic. The problems start when they cause a traffic accident. They will then have to cover all the damages from their own pocket.” Tolud made it clear that it is mandatory for motorcyclists and cyclists to ride on a cycle track wherever there is one.
He explained that failure to ride on the cycle track results in a fine of SRD 75. Not all cycle tracks are in good condition but riding on a cycle track is safer that riding on a busy road,” said Tolud.