Monday 19 August, 2019

Police issue 114 speeding tickets in one week

Despite the speed limit being increased to 100 km/h in December, motorists continue to breach the law.

In the Northern Division alone, 114 speeding tickets were issued over a seven day period ending Sunday.

If unchallenged and paid the State stands to collect at least $114,000, as a result of motorists in breach of the law.

These tickets were issued during a week in which the division conducted over 800 patrols in the district and 51 roadblock exercises.

A total of 381 fixed penalty tickets were also issued to motorists in breach of traffic laws and regulations.

During this week, three firearms and 77 rounds of ammunition were also seized in areas such as St Joseph, Arouca, and Oropune Gardens.

These seizures led to the arrests of five persons, who are currently before the courts.

Officers of the division, led by Snr Sup Daniel, are continuing to call on members of the public to partner with the police service in their fight against crime.

Recently, police commented on the alarming increase in pedestrian deaths at the hands of errant motorists. 

The Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch Records and Statistics Unit said nine out of 14 road deaths involved pedestrians, accounting for 64 percent of total road fatalities for 2018 to date.

Police are cautioning motorists to slow down when approaching pedestrian crossings and when pedestrians are crossing the roads. 

 

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