Seventy-One motorists were issued fixed penalty notices for various traffic offences in North and South Trinidad yesterday.
The exercises were conducted by the South-Western and North-Eastern Division (SWD) Traffic Units as the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues its thrust to reduce the likelihood of road traffic accidents and injury to road users.
In the first exercise, conducted during the morning period, along the Lady Young Road, NED Traffic Officers issued 19 tickets for excessive speed and one for failure to comply.
In the second incident, conducted in the afternoon along the Priority Bus Route (PBR) and in Aranguez district, 19 others were issued tickets:
• Nine for exceeding the speed limit;
• Six for breaching a ‘No Entry’ sign;
• Three for illegally driving on the PBR; and
• One for standing for hire at a place not designated to do so.
In the third incident, conducted during the evening, SWD Traffic Officers issued the following tickets to motorists:
• 15 for Defective Fittings;
• 10 for No ID Lights;
• Two for No Horn, Unauthorised Lights and Two for No Booster Seat, respectively; and
• One for No Two Headlamps.
Traffic officers are reminding the public that road safety is very important and that regular checks of one’s vehicle and adhering to traffic regulations are imperative to reduce the chances of being involved in traffic accidents and even loss of limbs and life.