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Violation Of Traffic Rules Worries Police

Violation Of Traffic Rules Worries Police
Land Transport Authority enforcement officers Jope Roko and Abdul Arafat check a vehicle at a check point in Lami. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 05
10:00 2018

 

A total of 1079 traffic infringement notices (TINs) were issued nationwide over the Easter weekend.

This was confirmed by the Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra.

Included in the total were 22 drink and drive arrests.

SSP Mishra said the number of TINs was a serious concern for the Police.

He said the challenge the Police were facing was that motorists did not adhere to the road rules.

This, he said, was despite continuous reminders of safety messages, warnings and awareness.

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

“We are very committed to safe and accident free roads

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

“We plead to the community to ensure the roads are safe for all road users.

“We need their support and co-operation in order to make this successful.

“We are anticipating heavy rain and bad weather warnings and we plead to our drivers to ensure they practice safe driving, 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.’

He requested drivers and pedestrians to ensure they are vigilant while using roads.

 

Other TINs included:

  •  655 TINs issued for speeding
  •  68 TINs issued for careless driving
  •  38 TINs issued for failure to wear seatbelts
  • 296 TINs issued for other driving offences included improper usage of mobile phones, driving without a driver’s licence, and failure to produce a driver’s licence.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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