662 persons charged for speeding in one week

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[www.inewsguyana.com]– As the Guyana Police Force (GPF) continues to crackdown on errant drivers, it says that for the week February 2, 2015 to February 8, 2015 some 662 persons were charged for speeding.

In a release to the media on Tuesday, police stated that 27 persons were charged for driving under the influence, 31 for breach of condition of road service licence, careless driving 11, dangerous driving 18, failure to wear safety helmet 10, failure to wear seat belt 52 and prohibition of the use of hand held mobile phone, 10.

The release also noted that 15 persons were charged for the soliciting of passengers.

“The Guyana Police Force Traffic Department is urging that owners of motor vehicles make every effort to try and prevent unlicensed persons from having access to the keys of their vehicles; and at the same time is calling on motorists, as far as practicable, not to continue driving a motor vehicle once they recognise that they are in a tired state,” the release articulated.

It was noted that the Traffic Department would be continuing to “work assiduously to prevent vehicular accidents, especially those resulting in the loss of life.”