Once again SP Transport dept are selective in which laws they will enforce, and to ask for a receipt for the helmet is a joke, what if the owner has had a helmet for years and lost the receipt, will they have to go and get a declaration from a lawer.
What about the other laws that are ignored here like seatbelts, turn signals, lights, brake lights not to mention tire tread depth and the overloading of vehicles. If the transport dept is going to enforce a law for one group of road users it should enforce all the laws of Belize regarding traffic. I have watched the transport dept checking vehicles for licensing, they should start here, any vehicle that is presented for licensing should have a vehicle road safety inspection before the license is issued, this should be carried out by a mechanic, the areas tested must include,to mention the major areas. Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Chassis, exhaust, Lights, seat belts, horn and tires. If a vehicle fails any of these a license cannot be issued. All the vehicle checks here only check for a light to the front of the vehicle and that it has a working horn but most important to them seems to be that the vehicle has insurance. Average time taken to check the vehicle 5 minutes.
There are so many vehicles on SP roads, and a large number of them would not be allowed on the roads on the mainland. So if the Transport is going to enforce one law they should enforce all traffic laws of Belize.
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