Friday 19 October, 2018

TTPS: 71 speeding tickets issued in one day

Police issued a whopping 71 speeding tickets in just one day in parts of South and North Trinidad on Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), 71 drivers were issued fixed penalty notices for speeding by the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch and North Eastern Division officers during separate speed exercises.

The first exercise, which took place along Clarke Road, Penal, was supervised by Cpl Mukesh Deonarine, between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm on and resulted in 40 tickets being issued to motorists.

The highest speed recorded for the duration of that exercise was 110kph by a Nissan Navara, despite the speed limit being 60kph along Clarke Road.

In a separate exercise on the same day, North Eastern Division (NED) officers issued 31 speeding tickets to motorists along the Lady Young Road, Morvant and the Priority Bus Route in the vicinity of the Aranguez Savannah, San Juan.

The speed exercise occurred between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and was supervised by Cpl Rajesh Ramsumair along with NED Speed Unit officers.

Meanwhile, the highest speed clocked during this exercise was by a Toyota Hilux at 93kph, in a 50kph zone along the Lady Young Road.

The TTPS is once again urging citizens to adhere to all traffic regulations, as they are in place to ensure the safety of all road users; both drivers and pedestrians.


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