Motorists Issued More Than 66,000 Traffic Tickets Since January 1

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More than 66,000 tickets were issued to motorists in the first two months of the year for various breaches of the Road Traffic Act.

That’s according to the Police Traffic Division, which says 3,652 of them were for offences related to speeding.

Since the start of the year more than 77 persons have been killed on the nation’s roadways, seven more than for the corresponding period last year and 18 more than for the similar period in 2014.

Head of the Police Traffic Division Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen says the allocation of new patrol cars and motorcycles have boosted its enforcement activities across the island.

Allen says between January 1 and February 29 the police conducted 11,807 vehicular checkpoint operations in which more than 133,000 vehicles were searched.

He says 987 speed checks were conducted, resulting in the arrest of over 500 motorists, some of whom had outstanding warrants.

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