PSV driver’s bad traffic record stuns magistrate

Magistrate Douglas Frederick today questioned why a PSV driver was still able to operate on the roads of Barbados after amassing what seemed like the “most records for traffic violations”.

Paul Alleyne of Eckstein Village, Tudor Bridge, St Michael was today ordered to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court $150 in one week for not wearing his badge in such a manner that it could easily be seen while driving ZR 339 on March 31, 2016.

“How are you still driving people around in Barbados?” an exasperated Frederick asked.

“This is really something else!” he exclaimed. “Where are the insurance companies in this country?”

The 40-year-old’s traffic violations date back to 1996 and since then he has amassed 39 conviction cards for violations such as having excess passengers, failing to display his badge, giving police a false name, being off route, failing to comply with a no parking sign, picking up passengers at places other than a bus stop, and driving in a dangerous manner.

He has been slapped with various fines over the years, disqualified from having or applying for a drivers licence and driving PSVs for a period of time.

If Alleyne fails to pay the amount imposed on him by the magistrate today, he will spend one month in jail.

11 Responses to PSV driver’s bad traffic record stuns magistrate

  1. Suzanne D. Johnson
    Suzanne D. Johnson March 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Should not be driving…

  2. Suzi Griffith
    Suzi Griffith March 11, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Yet the owner of the van remains anonymous, same crap different day.

  3. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury March 11, 2017 at 7:16 am

    And after all those violations, clearly he still doing the same thing and you ask him to pay “$150” in a week. That should be $15,000 then for sure he may be off the road for a while

    • Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
      Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks March 11, 2017 at 7:27 am

      You couldn’t said it better, what is $150 ,he just laughed at the judge and keep getting up

  4. Paul Gill
    Paul Gill March 11, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Needs his drivers license suspended.

  5. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias March 11, 2017 at 8:04 am

    WOWWWWW….What a ‘ yuuuge’ *said like Donald Trump* fine….What a deterrent…..Smh.

  6. Tessa Kerr
    Tessa Kerr March 11, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Precisely what will a $150 fine achieve, when the van owner(s) continue to employ him – even with his record of violations?

  7. Sean Gibbs
    Sean Gibbs March 11, 2017 at 8:31 am

    The magistrate ask where is the insurance company?? The insurance companies are not the ones who issue drivers licenses or suspend them, the said magistrate is the one with that power and the police are the ones to enforce it. Always looking to pass the blame to someone else. The fact remains with that many convictions he should not be driving at all far less a vehicle licensed to carry the public.

  8. Veronica Straker
    Veronica Straker March 11, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Make a note of his name. It will show up in the system again very soon.
    He should be totally ban from even driving a spoon in his mouth.

  9. sunshinecanada March 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    thats a good said, Veronica, let them keep playing with Him,

  10. JM March 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Kinda ‘stunned’ that the magistrate was ‘stunned’. Some years ago one driver had 90 plus…no big ting… murderers get bail…no big ting…judicial system allegedly in need of an overhaul….no big ting..This is Barbados of today…..we like it so.


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