by Nick Delgado
Guam - Senator Tom Ada introduced legislation giving the Department of motor vehicles authority to issue citations to commercial and military vehicles that are found to be an endangerment to others on Guam's roadways. Bill 61 will affect the operations of about 6,000 civilian vehicles weighing just more than 10,000 pounds, as well as over 800 vans, mini-buses and limousines intended to transport up to 15 passengers at a time.
Ada says inspectors today have to wait for a Guam Police officer to show up before a citation can be given. "Because of the limited resources at GPD that could take a while before police could come and issue citations, so really what this does is gives them citation authority. And the whole intent here is to make our roads a lot safer," he said.
The bill would also give the inspectors authorization to pullover vehicles.