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Increase in Speeding Offenses on the Roadways

Law Enforcement 11 May, 2020 Follow News

Inspector Dwayne Jones, head of the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit

Officers from the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit have noticed a significant increase in the number of vehicles that are not only exceeding the speed limits but also driving in a reckless manner on the roadways. On Friday 8th May, at least fifteen (15) tickets had been issued by officers for speeding, and officers will continue to lookout for speeding as well as other driving offenses going forward.

The penalty for speeding is KYD $20 every mile over the limit that you are recorded going when stopped by an officer. Traffic and Roads Policing Unit would like to encourage all road users to exercise caution on the roadway and follow the rules of the road.

“The speeds that we are seeing are excessive, and I want to emphasize how much risk this level of speeding poses, not just to your safety but to that of other road users as well,” said Inspector Dwayne Jones, head of the TRPU. “However, it is not only a safety risk but a financial one as well and those persons who are ticketed will be facing fines of several hundred dollars.”

If a member of the public reaches a speed where the fine would exceeds $500 they will have to make a mandatory court appearance, where they are likely to lose their license for a minimum of six month.

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