628 persons charged with speeding; Police against use of “bright headlights” during daytime


[www.inewsguyana.com]– The Guyana Police Force says during the last week some 628 persons were charged with speeding, as efforts continue to curb accidents on Guyana’s roadways.

Statistics released by the Force revealed that 50 persons were charged for driving under the influence and 60 were charged for Breach of Condition of Road Service Licence.

Additionally, 15 persons were charged for careless driving and 7 for dangerous driving. Persons were also charged for failure to wear seatbelts and helmets, using cellular phones while driving and touting.

“As the Police Force continues with its traffic enforcement, unto yesterday Monday March 16, 2015, there has been a total of twenty one (21) road fatalities compared to twenty five (25) for the corresponding period last year,” the statement noted.

According to the police, there are motorists driving motor vehicles that carry what can be considered extra bright white headlights.

It was noted that these headlights can negatively affect the vision of oncoming motorists, as frequently the drivers of such vehicles do not dim their headlights.

“The Guyana Police Force Traffic Department is urging motorists driving such vehicles to extend the courtesy of dipping the lights in order to assist other motorists and avoid a possible accident,” the press statement noted.