42 motorists ticketed in South Trinidad

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42 motorists ticketed in South Trinidad

Forty-Two errant motorists from various communities in South Trinidad were ticketed for various poor road safety practices yesterday.

The road safety and regulation exercises were conducted in Guapo, Fyzabad and Cedros on December 15th by officers of the South-Western Division Traffic Unit (SWDTU).

Tickets were issued for the following offences
• 30 for speeding
• Three for no children’s booster seats
• Nine misc. for failing to wear seatbelts, having no horns, defective tyres and damaged registration identification plates

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has mandated an increase in road policing activities across the country at this time as part of nationwide anti-crime initiatives during the Christmas season. As such, there will be a heightened police presence to reinforce road safety practices.

The TTPS has recorded a 25% decrease in fatal road traffic accidents as compared to the same period last year.