If you are driving around with an expired driver’s permits and lapsed vehicle inspections, fear not.
Transport Commissioner Clive Clarke has stated that you can get a few more weeks to get their renewals done.
Clarke said claims being made in a viral video circulating on social media, about licensing officers targeting errant drivers on the first working day of the year, were not true.
In a GML interview, Clarke said while it is usual for licensing officers to be on the nation’s roads doing checks, there will be no “heavy-handed” exercises just yet.
“While we are encouraging persons to have their vehicles inspected as soon as possible, what we are not doing is contrary to what you are hearing on social media, coming down with a heavy-handed approach and issuing tickets to persons whose vehicles are not inspected,” Clarke said.
Those who still have not renewed their permits will get an extra break and they will not be required to pay the late fee, which is normally $200.
However, Clarke urged drivers to get their documents in order.
He said while there are no immediate plans for major licensing exercises, there are planned exercises soon.