Sweeping for safety

Fabian O’Connor

Neighborhood police officer Fabian O’Connor, known as the “dancing policeman,” is known for his animated style of directing traffic in the capital. But instead of dancing, Mr. O’Connor was sweeping with the National Roads Authority on Harbour Drive Wednesday morning.

Gravel runoff from a dump truck extended from the Port Authority building towards the Harbour Centre building, posing a risk that cruise ship passengers and other pedestrians could slip.

Mr. O’Connor said he and an NRA street sweeper were working to avoid that risk.

“We are our brother’s keepers, and we’re here to work as a team,” he said. – Photo: Ken Silva

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  1. It is my understanding that these often heavily laden dump trucks are supposed to have their loads checked by the Port Authority before they leave. These trucks can be a real danger on our roads and I wonder if the P.A. have a weigh station to ensure safety guidelines are complied with. With so many of them running on bald tyres I also wonder how they pass vehicle inspection, and I sincerely hope the vehicle inspectors do not have to test drive them.