Over the two week period from 17 – 31 March, officers have continued traffic enforcement operations in response to community concerns, in particular concerns about speeding in certain areas of the island. Over these two weeks, 187 persons have been prosecuted for speeding offences, with the majority of these offences occurring on the Linford Pierson and Esterley Tibbets Highways.
In these areas, which have speed limits of 40MPH, most of those ticketed were caught travelling at speeds in excess of 60MPH. In a few cases, offenders were travelling at 70MPH and as high as 80MPH.
“We continue to see excessive speeding in these areas and advise the public to always be aware of the speed at which you are traveling,” said Inspector Ian Yearwood of the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit. “Our operations are ongoing and we will not be lenient on offenders. You not only put your life in danger while traveling at such speeds, but also the lives of your passengers and other road users.”
In addition to speeding tickets, officers prosecuted a number of other traffic offenses during the same two-week period, including 40 tickets for excessive tint.
In total, there were 341 speeding tickets issued for the entire month of March.