Saturday, February 24, 2018

22 women ticketed for speeding

Twenty-two women were among 51 motorists held by police for exceeding the speed limits, in separate exercises on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The first exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Adams, of the South Western Division and supervised by Cpl. Mukesh Deonarine, of the Speed Unit. It was conducted between 2pm and 6:30pm, on Tuesday  along the South Trunk Road Extension, in the Oropouche District, where the speed limit is 80 kilometers per hour (kph). 

During the exercise, one vehicle; a Nissan Frontier, was clocked at a speed of 115 kph, by officers using speed detection devices.

Overall, 18 speeding tickets were issued in this exercise, which also involved PCs Heeraman Ragbir and Kurt Bertrand and WPC Gina Ali, of the SWD Speed Unit.  

In the second exercise, 33 speeding tickets were issued to persons exceeding the 50 kph speed limit, along the Valencia By-Pass Road this morning. Officers of the Sangre Grande Traffic Section and Valencia Police Station, conducted a speed exercise between 8:10am and 12 midday on Wednesday during which 24 males and nine females were arrested. The highest speed recorded by officers during the exercise was 81 kph.   

The exercise was led by Sgt. Chris Edwards of the Valencia Police Station and Cpl. Joel Frederick, of the Sangre Grande Traffic Section.