Statement by Hon Kye Rymer
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities
At the Twelfth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth
House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands
10th July 2020
On Motorcycle & Scooter Campaign
Mister Speaker, I wish to provide an update on the Motorcycle/Scooter campaign that the Department of Motor Vehicles continues to host. The famous writer once said “the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones” and mister speaker though the numbers are small I am happy to report that since the implementation of the second restriction (5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on 26th June 2020 the Department has seen an increase in persons becoming regularised.
Mister Speaker thirty-three persons visited the department, and of that thirty-three, seven persons obtained new scooter/motorcycle licenses, eight persons upgraded their licenses to include the “M” class, and eighteen licensed their motorcycle.
On the sister island of Virgin Gorda, four persons completed the motorcycle test and were successful. The Department continues to reach out to riders as they take the office outdoors on the 25th - 26th July 2020, where we will be hosting “A Grand Motorcycle Licensing and Registration Drive” at the Lloyd Road behind the Ralph T O’Neal Administration Building starting at 10:00 a.m.
Mister speaker while we know that motorcycles are an efficient mode of transportation we want motorists to ensure that they operate within the confinement of the laws so therefore I encourage riders to “Get right, Get legal and Ride safe.”
Mister Speaker I say thank you.