‘Stop speeding, the lime is not running away!’
That’s the warning from Insp. Doodnath of the Freeport Highway Patrol Unit, after his officers issued over 70 speeding tickets to errant motorists during speed exercises conducted this weekend, in the run up to Carnival 2024 celebrations.
One exercise conducted between 10 am and 4 pm, on Saturday 10th February, 2024, along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, resulted in 60 motorists being issued Electronic Fixed Penalty Notices for driving over the speed limit. One person was ticketed for using a mobile device while driving.
In a second similar exercise conducted from Tarouba to Preysal, between 2 pm and 6 pm yesterday, officers issued 12 Fixed Penalty Notices to motorists for speeding and one for using a mobile device.
Insp. Doodnath said, “The Highway Patrol Branch will continue to monitor the nation’s highways and roadways for the remainder of the Carnival season to ensure that all motorists adhere to the road traffic laws.”
He said, “Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution and act responsibly to ensure their own safety and the safety of others. Remember, someone is waiting for you at home.”