Wednesday 28 October, 2020

CoP reminds: Permission needed for motorcades

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith

With just 10 days until the August 10 General Election, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is again reminding all political parties that they must get the permission from his Office to hold motorcades.

In a statement on Thursday, he said political parties must also adhere to the guidelines in the Public Health Ordinance with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Griffith noted that two weeks ago, he explained that music trucks must get clearance from various state agencies to be able to be part of political motorcades.

This, he said, would include getting permission from the TTPS and the Licensing Authority.

The Commissioner said he has received reports that some of the motorcades have not been following the rules.

With regards to the motorcades, Commissioner Griffith issued the following guidelines to political parties:

• Stick to the planned route for the motorcade.

• Adhere to the time you have requested, and at least half an hour before the end, your supporters must be informed of the time you are cutting off.

• Persons are not to be conveyed in a dangerous manner, for example, sitting or standing on any open tray vehicle.

• A motorcade is a motorcade and persons must not be walking to the back or front or even between vehicles. This causes a hindrance to vehicular traffic.

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