Police have issued 250,000 traffic tickets this year

June 14, 2019
Calvin Allen
Calvin Allen

Since the beginning of 2019, some 250,000 traffic tickets have been issued for breaches of the Road Traffic Act.

This was disclosed by Commanding Officer of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Calvin Allen.

Allen pointed out that this represents a 12 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2018.

He said that the traffic enforcement division has been strident in its efforts at ensuring order on the nation's roads.

Allen said that there has been a focus on public passenger drivers and their general behaviour on the roads.

"We have arrested and prosecuted 45 persons who account for over 20,000 outstanding tickets among them. They have been taken before the courts and we continue to give focus in that area," he noted.

The PSTEB head explained that even as they go after persons with numerous outstanding traffic tickets, it can be challenging to locate them.

He pointed out that the 45 persons who have been brought before the courts, to date, are all from the Corporate Area. Allen also informed that since the start of the year, more than 4,000 vehicles have been seized from persons who operate their vehicles without the proper authorisation.

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