Monday 13 July, 2020

Conductor pays for eating on the job

A person can be charged and brought before the court for eating or drinking while onboard a minibus.

Though not a charge commonly heard of, a man's appearance in the District "A" Traffic court came as a reminder that the offence does indeed exists.

Mario Clarke , Millionaire Road, Ashton Hall, pleaded guilty to eating while on board B135 at Black Rock, Main Road, St Michael . The offence occurred on May 8.

The offence which appears under the Road Traffic Act - regulations 1984; Section 67 (2) states:

No person shall eat or drink while he is on board an omnibus or a minibus.
Facts indicate that Clarke was working on the minibus when police had reason to stop the vehicle. While police was speaking to Clarke he sat in the minibus eating. The offence was then pointed out and he was charged.

Magistrate Graveney Bannister convicted, reprimanded and discharged Clarke on the matter in the District "A" Magistrates Court.

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