Police still awaiting GRA list to hunt 4000 drivers without road service licences

first_img3 months laterThree months after the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) announced plans to involve the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in a campaign to tackle just about 4000 drivers holding expired road service licences, the tax body is yet to provide a list of names to the GPF.Traffic Chief Ramesh AshramThis is according to Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram, who on Monday told Guyana Times that he is uncertain whether or not the GRA has decided to do its own investigation to catch the errant drivers.“They was to send the list to us with the vehicles and they never sent it. I don’t know if they may be sending their own investigators to deal with it or not,” he said.The Traffic Chief had previously related to this publication that the revenue agency had contacted the GPF seeking its help in tackling the thousands of errant drivers.As was explained by him, the GRA would have been responsible for first contacting the drivers who would have breached the road laws before handing the matter over to the GPF.A senior official within the GRA confirmed back in April of this year that the tax agency was soon expected to make contact with the top brass of the Police Force in an effort to find drivers who were holders of expired road service licences.It has been reported that while staff members of the GRA were running the usual checks on drivers, the discovery of numerous drivers with expired road service licences was made.Drivers are required to renew those licences, which expire yearly, around the owner’s birthday. The Traffic Chief has said motor vehicle registration numbers could be used to locate those errant drivers.last_img read more