Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Over 100 speeding tickets issued in a week; public urged to slow down

During a seven day period, ending Sunday, officers of the Northern Division have had cause to issue over 100 speeding tickets to motorists using the Eastern Main Road and the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.

The division, which is spearheaded by ACP McDonald Jacob and Snr Sup Michael Daniel, has been conducting several policing initiatives in the district in an attempt to reduce crime and criminal activities and to make the district a safer place.

Among these initiatives are speed-test exercises along the main road and the highway.

Senior officers of the division said that they found it “alarming” that motorists continue to breach the speed limits, which currently stand at 50km/h for the mainroad and 100km/h for the highway (for sedans).

“This is something that is continuing to happen in large numbers throughout the length and breadth of this country, and we don’t know why. It is not just the Northern Division,” a senior officer said.

He said the situation is unacceptable, with divisional commanders putting the number of speeding tickets issued over the seven day period at figures almost always over 100 persons for several districts.

“This is unacceptable. The road death toll currently stands at 51. Why take the risk to not only yourself, but to other motorists and pedestrians, by speeding? Especially during this rainy season where patches of roadways are wet?”

Officers are pleading with motorists to slow down.


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