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RTI’s curious non-action in Hesketh Drive

16 May 2016, 12:30  - Joyce.Jagaroo

ON Sunday morning at about 9.30 am, I was a passenger in a friend’s motor car. We had just come back from town and as we approached the Engen garage at the bottom of Hesketh Drive, we saw an articulated vehicle parked next to a clearly marked “no-stopping” sign. The vehicle was also obstructing the free flow of traffic in the left lane.

In front of us was an RTI vehicle, and I thought to myself — here is an easy charge for the officer. The officer passed the heavy vehicle and proceeded to go around the traffic circle, he or she then pulled over half way into the circle and waved us three motorists past. I imagined the officer was going to park on the traffic circle and go to issue the truck driver a summons, but this did not happen.

Obviously the heavy truck was invisible. The RTI patrol car then followed us up Hesketh Drive and carried on past us as we turned into Adams Road.

On Monday morning, I was purchasing groceries at the Spar at Engen and there parked in the left lane were two heavy vehicles with two trailers attached to both mechanical horses.

To my surprise, an RTI traffic officer was issuing tickets to the drivers. I was amazed to see how many onlookers were gloating at the sight. I am still asking myself why the officer on Sunday drove past the other heavy vehicle.

I also remember my friend asking a traffic officer who was eating breakfast in the restaurant on the day why he was not charging the driver for stopping where it was not permitted. The officer’s reply was: “They also have to eat you know”.



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