Friday 15 February, 2019

51 motorists ticketed for breaking speed limit over two day period

A total of 51 motorists were held by police for exceeding the speed limits in separate exercises yesterday and this morning.

The first exercise was conducted between 2 pm and 6:30 pm on January 16 along the South Trunk Road Extension, in the Oropouche District, where the speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour (kph).

During the exercise, one vehicle; a Nissan Frontier, was clocked at a speed of 115 kph by officers using speed detection devices.

Overall, 18 speeding tickets were issued in this exercise,

In the second exercise, 33 speeding tickets were issued to persons exceeding the 50 kph speed limit along the Valencia By-Pass Road this morning.

The exercise was conducted by officers of the Sangre Grande Traffic Section and Valencia Police Station between 8:10 am and midday today, during which 24 males and nine females were arrested.

The highest speed recorded by officers during the exercise was 81 kph.

The exercise was led by Sgt. Chris Edwards of the Valencia Police Station and Cpl. Joel Frederick, of the Sangre Grande Traffic Section while yesterday’s exercise was coordinated by Acting Senior Superintendent Neville Adams of the South Western Division and was supervised by Cpl Mukesh Deonarine of the Speed Unit.

Yesterday’s exercise also involved PCs Heeraman Ragbir and Kurt Bertrand and WPC Gina Ali, of the SWD Speed Unit.

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