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THE police are calling for a major change to the law to remove the five-day timeline motorists now have to produce documents amidst concerns that criminals are being given a free passage from crime scenes.
Currently motorists stopped by the police should, on request, produce a driver's licence, a certificate of insurance and certificates of registration and fitness. In the event the certificate of insurance, certificate of fitness and registration certificate are not available, the motorist has five days in which to produce them at the nearest police station.
According to Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington, removing this window is an important move towards "curtailing criminal mobility".
"In Jamaica you can drive a motor vehicle without your licence on you or without any document for the car. Criminals are exploiting this facility and they are getting away. They can kill somebody and take away the car, get stopped in a police speed check, and all they have to do is say, 'I just borrowed the car and I am taking it back'," the commissioner of police told the Sessional Select Committee on Human Resources and Social Development at Gordon House in downtown Kingston, yesterday.
"They have five days in which to produce identification or any document. It gives them enough opportunity to dispose of the car and conceal their involvement in the crime," he pointed out.
He said that as a means of curtailing criminal mobility, the police are recommending "that it now be a requirement that the driver must have his driver's licence on his person and he must have on his person either the original documents for the car or certified copies of the documents duly endorsed, so that when stopped by the police we can establish identity of the driver and legitimate ownership of the particular motor vehicle".
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