The Traffic Police have seized more than 1,700 motor vehicles up to March 9 this year.

This as they move to increase compliance, especially among public passenger vehicles on the nation’s roads.

Head of the Traffic Police, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, says a majority of the vehicles seized were being used for illegal taxis or robots.

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SSP Allen says the police have issued 130-thousand traffic tickets to operators for failing to comply with traffic regulations.

He says that’s 25-percent more than those issued during the same period last year.

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In the meantime, the Senior Superintendent says the police are moving to prosecute public passenger operators who use musical devices in their vehicles.

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