President’s guards must do better
As I was driving my car on Park Street on October 18, drivers were forced to clear the road by the oncoming presidential and police vehicles who are charged with the responsibility of transporting the President and also his children on their way to school. However, on that day, one of the police vehicles — an Xtrail (sorry I did not take the number) driven by a female police officer bounced the back of my vehicle and failed to stop. What made it worse is that one of the male police officers who had the door opened (which also bounced my vehicle) cursed me (saying “yuh f...ing stupid”) probably because he found I was taking too long to pull aside.
I lodged a complaint with the President’s aide-de-camp hoping for redress, and he advised me to make a police report as it is considered a normal road accident. I did make a report at Criminal Investigations Department as he advised. So I am eagerly awaiting a response in this matter as the officer who took the report said he would call me if the police officer makes a report since I did not take the vehicle number.
While I understand the officers’ role in protecting the President and his family, I do not understand why there must be reckless driving and such behaviour in performing their duties.
I am hoping that the President is reading this letter and will from here on insist that these officers carry themselves in a respectful manner and pay more attention to how they drive on the nation’s roads while executing their duties.