Police Crackdown On Traffic Violators

 Police Crackdown On Traffic Violators

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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