Police issue 65 tickets for speeding in last few days

Sixty-five motorists have been issued fixed penalty notices for speeding by South Western Division (SWD) officers, in separate exercises, both yesterday and over the weekend, police said in a statement.

The most recent exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Adams, of the SWD, and supervised by Cpl. Mukesh Deonarine, of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, was conducted between 9 am and 6 pm, on Tuesday 24th April, 2018, along the South Trunk Road Extension, in the Oropouche District, where the speed limit is 80 kilometers per hour (kph).

During the exercise, one vehicle; a Ford Ranger, was clocked at a speed of 147 kph, by officers using speed detection devices.

Overall, 40 speeding tickets were issued in this exercise, which also involved PCs Heeraman Ragbir and Kurt Bertrand and WPC Gina Ali, of the SWD Speed Unit.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, 25 speeding tickets were issued to persons exceeding the speed limit, along the South Trunk Road, South Oropouche.

The team of officers conducted the speed exercise between 9:00am and 6:00pm on Saturday 21st April, 2018.