197 tickets in seven days; drivers asked to obey speed limit
Police are once again calling on motorists to obey the speed limits on the nation’s roadways.
The plea comes as a Moruga man was killed in an accident in Barrackpore on Thursday.
This plea came from the head of the Northern Division, Snr Sup Michael Daniel, who noted that over a seven-day period, 197 persons had been charged for exceeding the speed limit on the nation’s highways in his district.
This means that once paid, the State stands to collect a minimum of $197,000 from motorists in breach of the law.
This, Daniel said, was unacceptable, noting that these persons were being ticketed despite the fact that the speed limit had recently increased to 100 kilometres per hour.
It was also noted that during that same seven day period, 273 fixed penalty tickets were issued to errant motorists from 17 roadblocks exercises in the district and from 15 “roving” exercises.
It was noted that, on a positive note, out of a total of 83 persons who underwent breathalyzer tests over that period – four of whom did so voluntarily – only four persons were over the legal limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.
More on this as it becomes available.
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