Tobago Police are urging caution on the nation’s roads following exercises in Hope and Canaan on Friday.
Officers warned errant motorists that if found threatening life and property – they will face the brunt of the law.
Forty drivers were ticketed for excessive speeding on Friday during two separate speed enforcement traps.
The highest recorded speed during the exercise in Canaan was 81 km/h, over the 50 km/h speed limit, incurring a $3,000 fixed penalty whereas the highest in Hope exceeded the same speed limit by 21-30 km/h resulting in a $2,000 ticket.
The total tickets were valued at $61,000.
In the first exercise conducted along Windward Road, Hope, police officers attached to the Traffic Branch caught 20 drivers breaking the 50 km/h speed limit. Most drivers went over by 21 to 30 Km/h which incurred fixed penalties of $2,000.
Meanwhile, in the second exercise, along Friendship Road, Canaan, another 20 drivers were stopped in the speed trap after clocking similar speeds over the 50 km/h speed limit.
Inspector Sherla Prince, who headed the enforcement exercises, said the exercises are part of the Tobago Division’s strategy to enforce road safety laws.
She said: “The Tobago Division is taking calculated steps to prevent and reduce the likelihood of loss of limbs, lives and property, as many residents and visitors have expressed that speeding of drivers is a major cause of concern.”
“We are keeping with the holistic strategic goals of the organisation, continuing to deploy various measures to increase visibility and enforcement, in all types of policing, including road and traffic safety,” Inspector Prince continued.
She cautioned that similar exercises will be ongoing.
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