Speed and Road Traffic Collisions Increase in latest Operation Vega Statistics

Operation Vega statistics for March & First Quarter of 2023, Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Operations Division in a press release stated, “In the first quarter of 2023 collision numbers have trended upwards, when compared to the previous year. The prevalent reasons for collisions are inattention and carelessness. Bermuda has suffered four fatal collisions in 2023’s first quarter, which is higher than the three fatal collisions recorded in the first quarter of 2022. Serious injury collisions continue to rise.”


There were 66 impaired driving arrests in the first quarter of 2023 – 14 in January, 27 in February and 25 in March – compared to 34 impaired driving arrests in the first quarter of 2022.

During the month of March 2023, 468 traffic tickets were issued, up from 358 in the previous reporting period. In addition, 51 motorist advice notices (official written warnings) were issued, down from 56 in the previous reporting period.

172 parking tickets were also issued, up from 105 in the previous reporting period.

Since the start of Operation Vega (6th July 2021), a total of 9,230 traffic tickets have been issued.

The breakdown of ticketed traffic offences for March 2023 is below. The change compared to the previous reporting period is provided in brackets.

Speeding                                      241 (+19) Speeds ranged from 60 kph to 93 kph.

Traffic sign                                     26 (-26)

Unlicensed vehicle                       50 (+26)

No third party insurance            46 (+25)

No driver’s licence                       54 (+37)

Manner of driving                          2 (-3)

Disqualified driver                          7 (+7)

Seatbelt                                            4 (+2)

Helmet                                              8 (0)

Handheld device                           18 (+15)

Defective vehicle                            2 (0)

Fail to give name/address            0 (0)

Fail to stop                                      5 (+3)

Fraudulent documents                 0 (0)

Making false statement                2 (+2)

License plate offence                    7 (+7)

Tint offence                                    0 (0)

Youth license offence                   2 (+2)

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