Friday 4 December, 2020

Police record 26 less road traffic deaths this year

With 26 less road traffic deaths in 2020, police are calling on citizens of the country to adhere to the road traffic laws and regulations.

This drop marks a 31.5 percent reduction in road fatalities in Trinidad and Tobago this year as the figure stands at 66.

The number of road deaths for the same period in 2019 was 92.

As a result, police are continuing in their efforts to ensure road safety.

One such initiative includes the training of 12 Highway Patrol Officers as Speed Device Operators at St Joseph Police Station.

The training has been ongoing this week along the Priority Bus Route in the vicinity of St Joseph.

Citizens have been clocked using the roadway in excess of the prescribed limit.

This, Loop News was told, is an offence which carries fines ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 and Demerit Points from 3 to 6 Points depending on how many kilometers per hour much a driver exceeded the speed limit.

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