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Traffic Police in search of errant drivers arrest a man for drug crimes and weapon possession

Twenty-nine people were arrested and nearly 1,400 traffic violations were detected by the Traffic Police in six-week operations against errant drivers from March 12 to April 17. A 31-year-old motorcyclist was also arrested for drug-related offences. and possession of an offensive weapon. The Traffic Police also intervened nearly 1,000 pedestrians at known jaywalking spots, educating them about road safety, for example, to always use the appropriate pedestrian crossings.

Law enforcement operations, carried out in places prone to accidents and violations, will continue. Citations were issued for a variety of traffic violations, from speeding and using a mobile communication device while driving to failure to keep left and driving without due care. The majority of arrests made were for driving without a valid driver’s license or insurance. Police investigations against the 29 detained people are ongoing. The crime of speeding carries a fine of up to $1,000, a prison sentence of up to three months, or both. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to $2,000, a prison sentence of up to six months, or both. The offense of using a mobile communication device while driving carries a fine of up to $1,000, a prison sentence of up to six months, or both. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to $2,000, a prison sentence of up to 12 months, or both. The crime of slow vehicles not keeping left carries a fine of $100 for light vehicles and $150 for heavy vehicles. The offense of driving without due care or reasonable consideration carries a fine of up to $1,500, or a prison sentence of up to six months, or both. In the event of a second or subsequent conviction, motorists face a fine of up to $3,000, or a prison sentence of up to 12 months, or both. Violators may also face disqualification from driving all types of vehicles. The offense of driving without a valid driver’s license carries a fine of up to $10,000, a prison sentence of up to three years, or both. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to $20,000, a prison sentence of up to six years, or both. The vehicle may also be confiscated.