During a weekend crackdown on driving infractions, police laid 37 charges, confiscated five scooters, and issued 23 tickets, they stated on Monday. 

“Topping the list of the 37 offences was driving an unlicensed and uninsured vehicle,” police stated. “Six of the offences were for not having a driver’s licence and six for having [a] prohibitive tint. All offenders will have to appear before the Magistrates’ Court.” 

Police issued 23 tickets for offences including failure to renew a driver’s licence; riding without a helmet; riding without a seatbelt; failing to secure a child in a safety seat; not travelling with coloured headlamps; and standing “in the tray of a truck,” according to police. 

Drunkenness 

Additionally, one person was charged with drunkenness when in charge of a motor vehicle and failing to stop at the request of an officer, police said. 

“Many of these road traffic offences not only carry hefty fines, but could put drivers and other road users at risk,” said Police Commissioner Mark Collins. “It is therefore wise for owners to insure that occupants are travelling safe and vehicle particulars are up to date.”


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