Sunday 18 November, 2018

TTPS: Less people drinking and driving

Motorists in this country seem to be adhering to laws and are not drinking and driving, at least from a statistical perspective.

To date, over 15,000 breathalyser tests have been performed by officers in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) throughout Trinidad and Tobago. 

However, from information presented by officials at the Highway Patrol Unit, only 367 persons have given readings above the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.

This figure represents an estimated 2.5 percent of the persons tested.

And while, LoopTT was told that the police service was pleased with this number, it was said that the organization would only be content when there were “zero persons” who gave readings over the legal limit.

At the very least, it shows that the citizenry is learning, and they are not drinking and driving. Which is good. However, as long as one person decides to have a drink and go behind the wheel… that is one person too many."

"All it takes is one moment, one bad decision, and your life or the life of others could be altered forever and even ended."

"So we are still going to continue to plead with motorists not to drink and drive, and furthermore, we are going to remind them that if they do, we are out there, waiting to get you,LoopTT was told.


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