Haiti - Social : The Service of Traffic announces a series of measures...
"...It is strictly forbidden that the trucks transporting provisions or goods, also transport passengers. Only buses are authorized to transport passengers. These trucks are not supposed to be overloaded. Because we know very well that when a vehicle has a weight greater than its capacity, the braking system of the vehicle does not respond efficiently. If they are overloaded, we will issue tickets and confiscate the vehicle if necessary" reminding about this, that talks are underway with the Ministry of Public works, to establish weighing stations, to check if a truck is overloaded.
Will Dimanche also said that all truck drivers must be affiliated with an organization of transport "[...] when a driver is a member of an organization, its vehicle is subject to inspection and the driver is formed [...] these organizations clearly identify the vehicle, each driver has one file... [...] We will give tickets to drivers who are not affiliated and we will seize their vehicle. Once it has regularized its situation, we will give them its vehicle...
[...] It will also be prohibited in the same vehicles that transport goods, that we can also carry livestock. There will be trucks to transport the animals, others to transport passengers and other for goods [...]"
While acknowledging that the mission of the Traffic Services and of the Traffic Police, is to ensure the safety of roads and highways in Haiti, the Commissioner Will Dimanche recalled that his Service can not be everywhere, given a staffing problem and of equipment [500 officers and fewer than 100 motorcycles for the displacement for the whole of Haiti]...
Hopefully, the Government released into the emergency financial means, for that beyond the prohibitions announced, the measures become reality and that we can enforce them throughout the territory, with all the force of the law, by punishing offenders severely and effectively protect the population.
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