Community service for breaking traffic laws

An unemployed man must complete 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty to several traffic offences.

Chad Mario Delany Elcock, 24, of Block 11A Rosemont, Deacons Road, St Michael admitted before Magistrate Graveney Bannister in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court to riding a bicycle on Barbarees Hill without a bell or any other warning device.

He also admitted that the bicycle was not equipped with an efficient braking system and that at the time he rode on the sidewalk.

Elcock also pleaded guilty to possession of a small quantity of cannabis.

The magistrate reprimanded and discharged the first-time offender on the drug charge but imposed the community service for the traffic offences.

6 Responses to Community service for breaking traffic laws

  1. Hal Austin January 18, 2017 at 3:36 am

    This is a bit tough. What about the people who drive motor vehicles recklessly or is there a war on bicycles, or on the poor?

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  2. jrsmith January 18, 2017 at 6:09 am

    They all need electronic tagging for 6 months…….

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  3. Rick January 18, 2017 at 6:19 am

    This is a little ridiculous. ….this actually made it to court…..hmmmm….riding a bicycle withour a bell???? Pleaseeee

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  4. BaJan boy January 18, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Rick sure it didn’t start with the bell. These cyclist are disrespectful. They ride down one way streets,ride on side walks all endangering pedestrians and as would realize if a pedestrian had cross him he would not have been able to stop. These are all laws on our statute books and the police have a right .
    I see now people are even willfully removing bulbs from the number plate lights from new vehicles. When you can’t see who hit you at night when they run away from accidents what’s next??

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  5. Tim Smith January 18, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Please. What do you want? The story omitted that it was night time. On a side walk, no brakes, no bell, no sense either I am afraid. Suppose this idiot know over and hurt someone then what? To much of this bicycle foolishness going on. I agree with the learned Magistrate. Every time he shows up for Community Service he will remember his folly. It is call conditioning to do right. Further if he was convicted on the drugs he could not travel as it would be difficult to get a visa, so hush.

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  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 18, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    GOOD.

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