Police issue 141 traffic tickets in Tobago over the weekend

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 20:00

Police have issued 141 traffic tickets in Tobago following an exercise conducted over the last three days.

A statement from the Police Service says that the Traffic and Highway Patrol branch in collaboration with the Tobago Division, conducted a speed enforcement exercise in Tobago as part of the Police Service’s on-going road safety efforts.

The exercise began on July 21st and ended on July 24th and resulted in 141 fixed penalty notices, with a value of $141,000, being issued to motorists for exceeding the applicable speed limits on the island.

The police statement said that the Claude Noel Highway, Shirvan Road and the Milford Road were the focus of the exercise which was carried out during daylight and night time periods.

In addition, officers distributed over 300 iRoadsafe Road Safety Booklets contributed by road safety NGO Arrive Alive to motorists as part of the TTPS’ efforts to pair enforcement with education.

Officers from the Scarborough Traffic Section also arrested and charged seven motorists for DUI offences in traffic exercises conducted following the Tobago Heritage J’ouvert celebrations.

To date, 75 persons have died in road traffic accidents compared to 89 for the same period last year, representing a 16% reduction. Tobago accounted for seven of the deaths nationally up from two for the same period in 2015.

The exercise was spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) Operations, Stirling Hackshaw and co-ordinated by Snr Supt Joanne Archie and Supt (Ag.), Mathura Singh and including Inspector Turner and other officers of the Scarborough Traffic Section.

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