Public Health Act to Be Amended To Tackle Reoccurrence of Abandoned Vehicles on Streets


The Cabinet will have drafters in the Ministry of Legal Affairs craft amendments to submit to the Public Health Act. 

The ministry reports that abandoned vehicles are returning in numbers to the public streets after they have been marked with an ‘X’;

the owners apparently remove the abandoned vehicles marked with an ‘X’ from the streets before the authorities cart them off; a few days later, the derelict vehicles are returned to the streets and commence again to house vermin and rodents.

The law will be changed such that it will not provide notice, disallowing the owners of the derelict vehicles to play ‘cat and mouse’ with the tow truck companies.

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  1. This makes no sense. Yo just come home and find your car gone because somebody thought it hadn’t moved for a few days? The problem is that when the police mark the vehicle, Solid waste takes forever to come or they never come at all. I have tried getting them to come for 2 different vehicles. I ended up paying a towtruck to remove it after more than a year. There may be a few instances where this so-called “cat and mouse” game does occur (especially if they don’t come for it in good time) but the majority of the time Solid Waste just doesn’t do their job and the cars just sit there. Don’t take us for no fool.

  2. Something not right here

    The vehicles are marked, giving the owners warning. The owners removed them to God knows where then returns them to the streets.

    So, the authorities should just go and remove them now. The owners were already warned.

    I still believe that all owners should be given a chance.

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