Seven charged with exceeding speed limit of 80kph

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 20:00

Police have charged seven people already with exceeding the speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour.

The following is a statement from the Police Service:

"Seven motorists have been charged with exceeding the speed limit contrary to section 62:1 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act Chap 48:50.

The persons were charged during an exercise conducted by the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch along the east bound lane of the Audrey Jeffers Highway, between 5:00pm and 6:00pm today – Thursday 5th May, 2016.

The speed measuring devices approved by the Minister of Works and Transport, Fitzgerald Hinds, last Friday were used in the exercise.

Among those charged was a motorist who was ticketed with being five kilometres over the 80 kilometre speed limit.

They have until July 19th 2016 to pay the fixed penalty notice of $1000.00.

The exercise was spearheaded by ACP Mobile, Stirling Hackshaw and co-ordinated by Supt. Mathura Singh of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch and included Corporals Ramphal and Lulkool and PCs Clarke and Hopson.

Road Safety Co-ordinator PC Brent Batson was also involved in the exercise."