The following are our readers' comments to last week's lead story "Cleaner Streets". The article looked at head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's traffic boss SSP Radcliffe Lewis's effort to rid the streets of windscreen cleaners.
What about MoBay?
So what will be done about Montego Bay? ... Some of these windshield washers terrorise tourists and locals alike at the traffic lights near the KFC at the junction of Gloucester Ave and Howard Cooke Boulevard. The threats are brutal and the language is fierce.
This is an officer who leads by example. Hats off to you, SSP Lewis
Remove daily harassment
Windshield cleaning is a service that is no longer required.
Remove this daily harassment on the roads. This includes beggars tapping on car windows who don't pretend to offer a service.
Get rid of them
Excellent! Please get rid of the windscreen wipers as they are not only rude and crude but forceful, especially to women.
Despite telling them no, they ignore the request and wipe the windscreen then expect to be paid.
Not because people drive cars, mean they have money. And if you do [give], how much can one person contribute per day/per light?
Get them off the streets, SSP Lewis.
The bunch at the intersection of Molynes Road and Washington Blvd are definitely a problem. They definitely feel that they are untouchable by law or any motorist. My vehicle has a scratch across the bonnet courtesy of one I told "No".
This is extortion
That's a great move. I support it, SSP Lewis. I have seen women at Three Miles intersection been doused with the dirty water and told bad words by these thugs because they don't allow them to wash their windscreens.
This is extortion because they don't ask. They just start wiping and then demand that you pay them.
I am surprised that the police at Hunts Bay don't do something about it. Let's not wait until one of these thugs hurt someone seriously before we act. Put a stop now!!