Malta – Lawless or Lazy?

Laws are in place but why does it take so long for justice to be served?

Headline-grabbing truck driver also faces hit-and-run charge

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171215/local/headline-grabbing-truck-driver-also-faces-hit-and-run-charge.665711?utm_source=tom&utm_campaign=top5&utm_medium=widget

Weeks ago videos of a renegade truck driver who was caught not once, not twice but three times driving dangerously on dash cams.

They went on to arrest the guy after a couple of days of these emerging.

The mind-boggling thing is that the media reported that he was “known to the authorities”. Basically, this guy drove around, with the police knowing that he could be of great danger to others.

Now that he’s in Police hands, Mr. ‘I’ve got a big truck move out of the way’ is being charged with a HIT AND RUN.

Incredible! The bike rider even took his license plate number, but awkwardly enough he couldn’t be retraced!

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Police are either underfunded and lack basic resources or are void the biggest asset of them all, motivation.

For years now we’ve seen a laissez-faire attitude on our roads.

On a daily basis, as I drive on my way to work, so many people are driving in the bus lane in Marsa. To mention another few: slow cars driving in the fast lane, people forgetting to use an indicator or swirving 2 lanes at a time, illegal parking and so one.

Our government promised new roads in the next 7 years. While this is a needed change, we also cannot forget to regulate laws that keep people on the road safe.

We need enforcement.

With the new point system, I hope people realise that this system is set in place for our benefit. With this scheme, we’re saying NO to unserviced vehicles, mobile phones usage on the go, Mongols on the street which fail to comply with the simplest of rules, non-fee payers and most importantly our culture to drink and drive.

One can only hope to see a couple of traffic policeman around.

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Author: Words of Osiris

I'm a 30 year old soul, whose need to express himself was not satisfied by the common social media. While others vomit words with little thought, I will try my best to fill the void they have created. Born, raised, and reside on the cursed islands of Malta. I studied Sciences my whole life and always wanted to have a space where I can release my creative demons. In this blog, scientific objectiveness will meet the cry of different opinions and thought-invoking tales. Subjects will vary from the futile to the world changing.

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