Road safety crackdown nets dozens of offences
Published 30th July 2012, 2:23pm
Dozens of offences were uncovered during the first weekend of the joint RCIPS / DVDL road safety crackdown.
Road checks took place in all districts of the Island and offences such as drink driving, no insurance and driving whilst disqualified were uncovered. Faulty lights, illegal tint, obscured number plates all also came to the attention of the police and DVDL Inspectors.
Superintendent Adrian Seales, RCIPS Operations, is reminding motorists that as of today, Monday 30 July, his officers will be adopting a zero tolerance approach to any and all offences detected.
“On Friday we issued a warning to the public that we would be carrying out this crackdown over the next two weeks.” He said. “This weekend we have used an element of discretion in relation to some traffic matters and our message to the motoring public was that if their vehicles were faulty, illegal or unlicensed that they should rectify the situation immediately.
“As of today we will prosecute any and all traffic offences. For example, this weekend people have been given the opportunity to remove illegal tint or be ticketed. From today that option will not be available.”
Further updates will be provided throughout the two-week period.