No seatbelts, cell phone use among 145 weekend traffic violations

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By Machela Osagboro

A whopping 145 tickets were issued to drivers over the weekend for various traffic offences which also saw two people arrested.

The use of coloured lights at night, drivers with bad lighting, the shunning of seatbelts, and using cell phones while driving were among the myriad violations, Traffic Department boss Superintendent Elson Quammie told Observer.

Superintendent Quammie advised motorists to avoid other bad habits, such as ensuring licence plates were affixed appropriately.   

The tickets were issued to delinquent drivers at different times of the night and day during a major operation conducted by police.

According to the force’s Strategic Communications Department (STRATCOM), the exercise was part of the revised crime-fighting plan and road safety measures put in place for 2020 and beyond. These are aimed at encouraging safer practices on the roads.

It was reported that during the operation, two people were arrested for minor offences and a total of 12 vehicles were impounded at the government’s motor pool.

The police continue to appeal to the public to cooperate and assist them in their efforts to keep people safe and reduce the number of accidents.

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