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Seven drink, drive arrests

Seven drink, drive arrests
April 01
11:00 2018

Three-hundred-and-50 traffic infringement notices (TINs) were issued to motorists between 6am on Thursday and 6am on Saturday with seven drink and drive arrests.

Out of the 350 TINs, 223 TINs were issued between 6am on Thursday and 6am on Friday; 127 TINs were issued between Friday 6am and Saturday 6am.

Seven people were arrested for drink driving in the past 24-hour operation period, one of whom was a corrections officer.

Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra said the numbers for the past 48-hour period was a serious concern for the Police Force.

TINs recorded in the 48-hour operation period were 213 speeding offences, 16 careless driving offences; eight cases of failure to wear seatbelt, 113 offences included improper usage of mobile phones, driving without a driver’s licence, failure to produce a driver’s licence and other running offences.

He said among the challenges faced by the Police force, despite the continuous reminder of safety messages, warnings and awareness, was that motorists did not adhere to road rules.

“This indicates that some motorists still take chances by taking the law into their own hands,” SSP Mishra said.

“We are very committed to safe and accident-free roads.

“We are pleading with drivers to adhere to the rule of law and ensure that their safety along with that of the other road users are paramount.

“We plead with the community to ensure that the Easter long weekend is a peaceful and enjoyable one for everyone, but we need their support and co-operation in order to make this successful.

“We are anticipating heavy rain and bad weather warning and we plead with our drivers to ensure they drive safely, follow the road rules, pay attention while driving and ensure that they do not take the law into their hands which will compromise the safety of everyone,” SSP Mishra said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

 

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