The traffic department of the Royal Grenada Police Force is reiterating that every bus conductor should have a conductor’s permit.
Recent amendments to the law make it optional for a bus operator to have a conductor.
An official for the department also added that passengers assuming the role of a bus conductor can be charged.
However, in the event that a bus operator has a conductor, that individual must have the required permit available at all times.
Inspector Rondell Baptiste, attached to Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force, explained the consequences of operating a bus with a conductor, who does not have a permit.
He says under section 17-6 of the Road Traffic Act, the driver commits an offense of employing an unlicensed conductor and the individual acting as a conductor without a permit is also liable as an offense. Both will be summoned to court and could be fined up five hundred dollars or up to three months imprisonment or both fined and confined.
As it relates to passengers assuming the role of conductors, inspector Baptiste noted that these individuals can be charged, based on the circumstance.
According to the officer, there are procedures to be followed in obtaining a conductor’s permit.
It is also important to note that these permits are valid from the issued date to December