Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Operations Division – “Operation Vega remains a priority for the Bermuda Police Service. However, while enforcement has a role to play in helping to reduce harm on our roads, every road user has a responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of others, in their daily travels around the island.”
From 1st January until 30th April 2023, 87 drivers were arrested for impaired driving – 14 in January, 27 in February, 25 in March and 21 in April. In comparison, for the same period in 2022, 55 drivers were arrested for impaired driving.
During the month of April 2023, 471 traffic tickets were issued, up from 468 in the previous reporting period. In addition, 59 motorist advice notices (official written warnings) were issued, up from 51 in the previous reporting period.
209 parking tickets were also issued, up from 172 in the previous reporting period.
Since the start of Operation Vega (6th July 2021), a total of 9,634 traffic tickets have been issued. The breakdown of ticketed traffic offences for April 2023 is below. The change compared to the previous reporting period is provided in brackets.
Speeding 149 (-92) Speeds ranged from 59 kph to 92 kph.
Traffic sign 29 (+3)
Unlicensed vehicle 80 (+30)
No third party insurance 64 (+18)
No driver’s licence 57 (+3)
Manner of driving 11 (+9)
Disqualified driver 1 (-6)
Seatbelt 9 (+5)
Helmet 8 (0)
Handheld device 18 (0)
Defective vehicle 3 (+1)
Fail to give name/address 0 (0)
Fail to stop 7 (+2)
Fraudulent documents 0 (0)
Making false statement 0 (-2)
License plate offence 16 (+9)
Tint offence 14 (+14)
Youth license offence 4 (+2)
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