During this most recent Operation Vega reporting period Sunday, January 1st, 2023 to Tuesday, January 31st, 2023, 490 Moving Violation Tickets (MVTs), were issued.

That is a 145 fewer than the 635 (MVTs) issued in the previous reporting period. In addition, during this reporting period, 73 Motorist Advisory Notices (MANs) were issued, up from 66 in the previous reporting period.

A total of 8755 MVTs have been reported since the implementation of Operation Vega on July 6th, 2021.

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell of the Tactical Support Unit stated: “For the first month of 2023, we recorded fewer traffic offence infractions than we did in December last year. That said, the number of these infractions remains high.”

Chief Inspector Cardwell reiterated: “The Bermuda Police Service remains committed to achieving the objectives set out under Operation Vega – reduce collisions and harm on the roads and saving lives. However, buy-in from the community is imperative to the success of this ongoing initiative.”

Chief Inspector Cardwell also pointed out: “For January 2023, fourteen people were arrested and charged with driving while impaired. For the corresponding month in 2022, the number of arrests for impaired driving was twelve. For all of 2022, a total of 223 people were arrested for impaired driving. Motorists and other road users must understand they are responsible for their actions and behaviour when operating a vehicle.”

The Chief Inspector added; “Our intention is not to be punitive but, we will continue our enforcement efforts through a combination of Operation Vega and other traffic abatement measures.”


The break-down of traffic offences recorded is as follows:

Speeding 254 (-41) (Offenders were caught speeding at 57 kph to 104 kph)
Traffic Sign 65 (+20)
Unlicensed Vehicle 46 (-33)
No third party insurance 35 (-40)
No Driver’s license 45 (-15)
Manner of driving 4 (-16)
Disqualified 2 (-12)
Seatbelt 4 (-1)
Helmet 5 (+3)
Handheld device 15 (+13)
Defective vehicle 2 (-7)
Fail to give name/address 0 (0)
Fail to Stop 0 (-8)
Fraud Docs 1 (+1)
Making False Statement 1 (+1)
License Plate offence 4 (-4)
Tint Offence 7 (-3)
Youth License Offence 0 (0)

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