Police warns motorcyclists to desist from wearing masks

Police have urged motorcyclists to desist from wearing face wraps, warning that the practice is illegal.


In a statement issued this evening, police expressed concern that a growing number of persons are wearing the wraps, which carry various designs such as the image of a skull.


Police pointed out that Section 37 (b) of the Highway Act “clearly states that it shall not be lawful for any person to appear masked or otherwise disguised on any highway or in a public place except in accordance with the terms of a permit granted by the Commissioner of Police.”


Law enforcers have also warned the owners of motor vehicles that tinted windows must not “make the driver of a vehicle unidentifiable from a reasonable distance by a person outside of a vehicle,” as outlined in Section 27 (b) of the Road Traffic Act.


4 Responses to Police warns motorcyclists to desist from wearing masks

  1. Johnathan September 7, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Stop warning and go after their asses. This is where it all starts.

  2. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar September 7, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Warnings are useless. Heavy fines and imprisonment will stop the blatant disregard for the law.

  3. Phil September 7, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I agree with Hunte Omar and Jonathan. But Omar you should put on a shirt ma boy, all yuh boney chess expose. Yuh gine ketch a cole and get sick. LOLOL

  4. BoboTheClown September 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    If i am hiding from someone or something ,i too would want to wear a mask or have my car windows tinted in order not be recognized. There is a belief that these practices lead not only to cheating , robberies, but also show disregard for the law,and for those that would or should be enforcing it.
    In Barbados ,we seem to be very lenient ( that is the law) with indivisuals who break laws that should be forcefully enforced .As a result Police often feel , “what’s the use ” because our work is not being treated with any regard.


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