BPS: 70 To 100 Tickets Being Issued Per Week

June 16, 2021 | 11 Comments

The police said they continue to “conduct appropriate enforcement regarding traffic offences island wide” and “currently 70 to 100 tickets are being issued per week,” and six people appeared in Magistrates’ Court for traffic offences on Monday and Tuesday.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] continues to conduct appropriate enforcement regarding traffic offences island wide, through the efforts of the Roads Policing Unit [RPU] and parish patrol officers. Currently 70 to 100 tickets are being issued per week.

“From Friday morning [11th June] until Monday morning [14th June], 51 speeding tickets were issued, with 23 motorist advice notices handed out for other traffic offences. Motorist advice notices are not tickets, but official warnings given to road users.

“So far this week Monday [14th June] and Tuesday [15th June], a total of 6 individuals have appeared in Magistrates’ Court for the following traffic offences:

  • “A 52-year-old man was charged with speeding at 109 kilometres per hour. The matter was adjourned until 5th July 2021 and his bail was extended by the court.
  • “A 43-year-old man was charged with speeding at 60 kilometres per hour and pled guilty. The court fined him $300 to be paid immediately and applied 6 demerit points to his licence.
  • “A 21-year-old woman was charged with speeding at 79 kilometres per hour and disobeying a stop sign. She pled guilty and the court fined her $490 for the speeding offence and $200 for not stopping at a stop sign, all to be paid immediately. In addition, a total of 13 demerit points [7 for the speeding offence and 6 for the stop sign offence] were applied to her licence by the court.
  • “A 28-year-old man was charged with speeding at 60 kilometres per hour and pled guilty. The court fined him $300 to be paid immediately and applied 6 demerit points to his licence.
  • “A 31-year-old man was charged with speeding at 72 kilometres per hour and pled guilty. The court fined him $420, gave him until the end of the month to pay and applied 7 demerit points to his licence.
  • “A 54-year-old man was charged with speeding at 60 kilometres per hour and pled guilty. The court fined him $300 to be paid immediately and applied 6 demerit points to his licence.

“It should be noted that a driver’s licence can be suspended if 12 or more demerit points are received within two years. While the BPS remains committed to appropriate traffic offence enforcement, we encourage all motorists to slow down and be mindful of other road users in their daily travels. To achieve a high level of road safety requires each of us to do our part to minimise the risk of any more injuries or deaths on Bermuda’s roads.”

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  1. sage says:

    Of course not one drunk driving arrest. Here the police are pandering to all the whiners who due to the lack of accurate data and stats blame all our road issues on speeding, so filling quotas is the aim. Why can radar operators hide to catch you out but sobriety checkpoints (when was the last one?) have to be pre-advertised? Do we want to slow down the carnage or continue to participate in blame shifting protectionism?

  2. Loquat tree says:

    Re your footnote: So is the 21 year old having her license suspended with 13 points? Who decides and who keeps track? This would be more interesting that a list of fines report.

  3. kevin says:

    well if that is what is expected to be a deterrent we are a bunch of dreamers lets go back 40 years
    over 35 mph off the road 3 months
    over 40 mph off the road for a year
    fines were just as high as today and we made much less
    dont just compare the deaths compare total accidents and those who become physically disabled
    Get tough the penalties must be increased a slap on the wrist is not working

  4. Question says:

    70 tickets a week is 10 per day. It’s a pathetically small number. The roads are in chaos. Why aren’t there more police on the roads? Is it funding? Is it a deliberate policy not to stop people from speeding? Is it to appease the government, or other groups?

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    Sooo…. the BPS are writing 10-12 tickets a day. WOW! That is really good going. A ticket every couple of hours.

    You lot are really earning your keep.

  6. Dunn juice says:

    Give all the tickets you want. Who’s going to chase the non payees

  7. Southampton says:

    Just do not fine them. Ban them for a year for speeding.

  8. Triangle Drifter says:

    That is when you start impounding vehicles.

  9. Ringmaster says:

    What a joke Bermuda has become. Break curfew and you pay $3,000. Speed at 79kph, be a danger to others and you pay $490. Anyone else see what is wrong here?

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