Motorists have been put on notice that police officers will be out in full force during the Easter holiday period.
Speaking at the TTPS media briefing on Thursday, Senior Superintendent, Wayne Mystar of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch urged motorists to exercise caution on the nation’s roads over the long weekend.
Senior Superintendent Mystar said there will be special emphasis on the offence of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and speed enforcement.
Additionally, it was revealed that the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch has noticed a high level of reckless and inconsiderate driving since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
Senior Superintendent Mystar said road traffic deaths have increased by 29% in 2022 with 31 fatalities for the year thus far, compared to 24 for same period last year
Road Safety Co-ordinator Sgt Brent Batson added that police have noted a pattern among drivers where they follow too closely behind other vehicles. He advised that at the speed limit of 100 km/hr, on the highway, drivers should be five car lengths away from each other.