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Traffic wardens will now direct traffic

Bermuda’s traffic wardens have picked up a new line of duty to replace police officers charged with directing rush hour traffic.

Early morning motorists may have noticed the recent change at city intersections, particularly at the foot of Spurling Hill.

According to a Police spokesman it’s all part of an ongoing plan to enhance the efficiency of the Bermuda Police Service.

“The decision to utilise our support staff to direct morning traffic in Hamilton allows for the redeployment of a highly trained police constable to attend calls for service and provide visible patrols in key areas to raise community confidence.”

The switch was implemented after the Traffic Wardens Unit “expressed a willingness to get involved in more policing tasks by providing an additional service to the public, apart from their lawful duty of issuing parking tickets”.

The spokesman added: “We believe this situation is a ‘win-win’ for the Bermuda Police Service and the community.”

A traffic warden directs morning traffic on East Broadway yesterday morning, as they replaced the Bermuda Police Service this week. (Photo by Akil Simmons) January 16, 2013

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Published January 21, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 21, 2013 at 12:06 am)

Traffic wardens will now direct traffic

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