Sunday, November 19, 2017

$11m in speeding tickets issued in 6 months *

CITIZENS DESENSITISED: Sharon Inglefield


FOR the first six months of the year, more than 11,000 speeding tickets have been issued to motorists across the country who have been in breach of the law.

This result means the State can potentially claim at least $11 million in fines, if all the tickets issued were paid.

However, these numbers also show that drivers continue to disregard the speed limits on the roadways, as these figures mean that every month, at least 1,692 people are being ticketed.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service only has six speed guns at its disposal (as of August 18), which are mainly focused on the highways throughout the country.

But while speed guns have been in legal operation in the country for just over a year, the driving public has already become desensitised to the law.

This was one of the views of Arrive Alive president Sharon Inglefield when she spoke to the Sunday Express.

 

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