Police have issued over 21,000 tickets to persons driving above the speed limit this year and 1,246 persons have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
ASP (Ag.) Kissoon Badloo of the Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch gave this update today:
Forty persons have been issued fixed penalty notices for speeding, by officers of the Arima Traffic Unit, during a speed interdiction exercise, conducted in the Cumuto district, yesterday.
The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.), McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.), Michael Daniel, was conducted between 1 pm and 5 pm, on Thursday 21st June, 2018, along the Cumuto Main Road.
The highest speed recorded during the exercise was 103kph, while the speed limit for that area is 50kph.
Police are once again appealing to drivers to refrain from drinking and driving and also to refrain from driving above the speed limit.
This, as close to $16 million in speeding tickets have been issued so far.
Acting Senior Supt Basdeo Ramdhanie of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch today gave an update on offences and loss of life on the nation's roads.
"As of today’s date, a total of 40 persons have lost their lives in 38 road traffic accidents on the nation’s roads for 2018.
Fifty motorists were issued fixed penalty notices for speeding, by Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch officers, during a speed exercise in the St. Joseph district on Friday 27th April, 2018.
The exercise, which took place between 3:15 pm and 6:15 pm, was spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel, was conducted along the Southern Main Road, Valsayn.
The highest speed recorded for the duration of the exercise was 89kph, while the speed limit for that area is 50kph.
Movietowne's hosting of $10 movies in recognition of National Movie Day, yielded the business record sales of 24,383.
Movietowne, which has branches in Port-of-Spain, Chaguanas and Tobago, offered patrons the opportunity to see movies for just $10 on Monday, down from the normal price of $50.
It also offered a $10 special on burgers.
The company said in a newspaper ad that the fact that it came in the midst of recessionary talk, further demonstrated the power of attractive brands and sound promotions.
Over 106 tickets were issued today during a police exercise. The following is the TTPS press release:
One hundred and six tickets were issued today to motorists for various traffic offences following an anti-crime exercise undertaken by the Northern Division in the Arouca Station District and involving officers from the Licensing Department.
Of the 106 tickets issued 40 were for the unauthorised use of the Priority Bus Route.
The tints on 59 vehicles were also removed.
Bandits have made off with thousands of dollars worth of tickets for Machel Monday, Kes Tuesday on the Rocks and Momentum, from the Converse Store in Price Plaza.
Persons who purchased tickets to those three fetes from that venue are now being asked to return them to have them replaced, as several tickets are now being deactivated.
A statement issued by the store says,