706 persons charged for speeding during April 05–11


speed[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force says that during the period April 5-11, 2015 some 706 persons where charged for driving above the speed limits on Guyana’s roadways.

The police in a release on Tuesday April 14 said that in addition to the persons charged for speeding some 50 persons were charged for driving under the influence of alcohol.

It was also noted that, 29 persons were charged with Breach of Condition of Road Service Licence, 9 persons for careless driving, 18 persons for dangerous driving, 5 for operating without a helmet and another 35 for failure to wear seatbelts.

Sixteen persons were also charged for using mobile devices while driving and 31 persons for failure to adhere to siren warnings.

“As the Police Force continues with its traffic enforcement, unto yesterday April 13, 2015, there has been a total of thirty (30) road fatalities, compared to thirty one (31) for the corresponding period last year,” the statement read.

 It was stated that while the statistics indicate a decrease in accidents overall during the past two weeks, “the Police Force is encouraging motorists to be extra vigilant on the roadways in the light of schools being reopened and to adhere to the five Cs- Care, Caution, Common Sense, Courtesy and Consideration.”




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