Although the Demerit Points System will not take effect until April 2, errant drivers can still be given tickets if they are found breaking the rules of road.
For seventeen drivers, this became a reality on Wednesday when officers of the North Eastern Division Traffic Unit (NEDTU) issued tickets for those found speeding along the Lady Young Road.
Between 10:00am and 12:30pm, officers issued 17 fixed penalty notices to motorists for
exceeding the speed limit of 50kph. The 17 fixed penalty notices issued totalled $17,000.
Over 70 per cent of the motorists fined were in excess of the speed limit by 20kph, with the highest speed recorded at 95kph.
The latter is 5kph short of the speed limit of the nation’s highways; the Lady Young Road
is not classified as such.
The NEDTU has stressed its zero tolerance approach to speeding within the Division and are warning motorists that the Unit’s presence will remain actively felt.
The Unit urges motorists to obey speed limits, adhere to road regulations and practice road safety at all times to reduce the likelihood of road traffic accidents.