2,082 Moving Violation Tickets In 13 Weeks

October 6, 2021 | 7 Comments

“In the period of Operation Vega – 13 weeks – 2,082 moving violation tickets have been issued for offences ranging from driving without due care and attention, unfastened helmet, unlicensed/uninsured vehicles, disobeying traffic signs and speeding,” the police said today.

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Support Division, said, “In the last week, speeding offences reported ranged between 55kph and 91kph. The number of tickets issued is up dramatically when compared to the same period in previous years.

“The intents of Operation Vega are to calm the roads and reduce collisions. Operation Vega is not solely about issuing tickets. It is equally about effective visibility of our patrols. Being in the right place at the right time so that our visibility brings calm, slows things down and impacts driving behaviour.

“In the third quarter of this year – the most recent period of Operation Vega – we have seen collision numbers reduced in all categories but fatalities. Road traffic fatalities currently stand at 12, a sharp increase compared to previous years.

“Serious injury collisions for the first three quarters of 2021 are 71, down from 87 in the same three quarters in 2020. Slight injury collisions are down to 397, compared to 456 in the first three quarters of 2020. Damage only collisions are at 403, down from 567 in the first three quarters of 2020.

“Our collective message to the public continues to be “slow down”, drive/ride carefully and cautiously and obey traffic signals and signs. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    300 tickets a day would be more like a successful operation. While I accept the “can’t be everywhere at the same time” excuse, in the East End area nothing has changed and the stupidity continues. Why not run more unmarked cars/bikes?

  2. Question says:

    That’s 22 tickets per day. Nowhere near enough is it. The road madness is unchanged, so I suggest the police up their activity levels. Do more.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      You are correct. 22 tickets a day is nothing to be proud of.

      22 tickets could easily be written in an hour any morning at the Paget lights or Collectors Hill lights.

      Let us know when you hit 200 traffic violations a day without resorting to the old favourite, the radar trap.

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    “obey traffic signals and signs. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

    Really? After 15 years of neglecting to enforce the traffic laws you think a couple of months of enforcement will change a generation of people?

  4. fidel says:

    how come there is no radar set up just before curfew starts? the speed limit is unlimited at that time and the police are fully aware of this im sure!!!!!

  5. HeadScratcher says:

    Lol! You want police to write 300 tickets per day?? Especially with covid being at it’s highest peak…

    Go apply for Commissioner of Police as the post is vacant. Genius Ringmaster!

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