Police: Over 9,600 speeding tickets issued in 2018 so far

Police have issued $9.6 million worth in speeding tickets to 9,614 errant drivers thus far in 2018, as motorists continue to disregard the speed limits and engage in reckless and dangerous driving, police said in a statement.

So far, 18 persons have been killed in road traffic accidents.

The information was disclosed by Road Safety Coordinator, PC Brent Batson at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service's weekly media briefing today.

Batson also disclosed that 3,610 or 37 percent of the speeding offenses were detected by the Highway and Patrol Units, while 6,004, or 63 percent, were detected by Divisional Traffic speed teams, along main roads.

PC Batson is warning motorists against drinking and driving, as he revealed that for the year thus far, 151 persons have been arrested and charged for DUI offenses.

He also expressed concern over the increase in the number of road traffic deaths involving pedestrians, with ten persons being killed this year thus far, compared to four persons being killed for the same period last year, an increase of 150%.

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