Saturday 8 August, 2020

21% increase in traffic tickets so far in 2017 - Police

The police report that 33,391 spot checks were conducted over the period.

The police report that 33,391 spot checks were conducted over the period.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Traffic Division is reporting that it has issued a total of 233,309 traffic tickets from the beginning of the year to the period ending June 9 2017.

This is an increase of 40,048 tickets, 21 per cent more when compared to the same period last year. Over 8,000 summons were also issued, the police said in a news release.

The JCF in a joint operation with the Island Traffic Authority removed 3,250 registration plates from motor vehicles and trucks; 4,060 motor vehicles operating against the law were seized; and 10,200 persons were prosecuted for illegal tinting of vehicles.

Of the 233,309 tickets that were issued, over 8,800 tickets have been issued for failing to wear seat belts while driving and over 2,300 tickets issued for failing to wear protective helmets while driving a motorcycle.

Over $13 million has been collected from the execution of warrants and over 1,300 persons arrested during traffic enforcement duties. 

The police added that 33,391 spot checks were conducted, stopping 417,000 vehicles and 500,000 persons searched; during these operations, 1,260 offensive weapons were seized. 

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