Ministry To Remove Abandoned Vehicles

January 24, 2024 | 6 Comments

“The Ministry of Transport is taking proactive measures to address the increasing prevalence of abandoned vehicles across the island,” said the Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert, with the Minister urging residents to “email the location and any details [make, model, colour and registration number] to abandoned or call 292-1271.”

“The proliferation of abandoned vehicles across the island is an eyesore, a detriment to our environment and the safety of our residents. In addition, abandoned vehicles can become potential breeding grounds for pests, pose fire hazards, and potentially obstruct traffic flow in some areas,” stated Minister Furbert.

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Minister Furbert added, “Residents have raised concerns about abandoned vehicles and the Department of Transport Control has taken decisive action to tackle the issue of abandoned bikes, cars, and public service and commercial vehicles. This effort will require devoted staffing resources over a specific period and include a public appeal to help identify abandoned vehicles.”

“This week, TCD Traffic Officers launched a strategic plan to identify, ticket and remove vehicles left by their owners. Traffic Officers have commenced issuing tickets on abandoned vehicles. These tickets will serve as formal notice to the vehicle owners, notifying them of the impending removal of their abandoned property.

“We acknowledge that the legal requirement for notice is seven days. However, we believe in providing ample time for vehicle owners to rectify the situation. Hence, we will begin collecting abandoned vehicles after the 14th day of ticket issuance. The extension encourages voluntary action by vehicle owners who may wish to reclaim their vehicles.

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“Following the collection of the abandoned vehicles, we will make a public announcement to inform the public about their successful removal from public lands and remind owners that upon a 30-day Gazetted notice, the vehicle can be disposed.

“We need assistance from the public to locate and identify these vehicles. We are encouraging residents to email the location and any details [make, model, colour and registration number] to abandoned or call 292-1271.

“I must emphasise the importance of responsible vehicle ownership and encourage individuals to take responsibility for vehicles they no longer wish to keep. Responsible ownership includes properly disposing of vehicles through the correct channels or donating the vehicle to charitable organisations whenever possible.

“The Ministry of Transport appreciates the public’s support and cooperation in ensuring a cleaner, safer environment for all residents.”

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    Looks like people are abandoning Bermuda.

  2. 365 says:

    The stretch that runs between Dandytown field and standard hardware has no less than 6 abandoned cars and vans that have been partially stripped. There is also one piece of heavy construction type equipment that looks to be on a float, that has been there for at least the last year that I have been using that road to go to Buzz to get my daily cup of coffee on the way to work. Dont remove for free.

  3. Marine Life says:

    Abandoned Boats, bikes, cars, farming, trash. Why would a person just abandon? To miserably expensive to fix! People have taken huge financial hits just trying to EXIST! Too lousy expensive in Bermuda. Why is this so surprising to Government and Government Agencies?! They gonna take our blood next? BELCO way too EXPENSIVE! Groceries way too EXPENSIVE! Everything way too EXPENSIVE!

  4. Kim Smith says:

    This is a welcomed idea… let’s clean Bermuda up! We need to do this on a country-wide basis as well as in our own homes and backyards which are getting progressively more cluttered with all the ‘stuff’ we have accumulated.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Sadly, Kim, it is more like “let’s have the charities clean up Bermuda” because the Government cannot afford to do so and does not have the desire to do so.

  5. Onion juice says:

    They should fine the owners HEFTY. And until the fine is paid do not allow them to register another vehicle

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