‘Operation Safeway’- 1,546 drivers penalised for breaking traffic laws
Eight days after the launch of Operation Safeway, a notable decrease in all categories of road accidents is evident, the Guyana Police Force said.
A total of one thousand, five hundred and forty-six (1546) cases were made thus far, of which five hundred and sixty-seven (567) were for speeding and ninety-six (96) for driving under the influence of alcohol.
It must be noted that last night (Friday, September 23, 2016) alone, one hundred and fifty-two (152) persons were given a breathalyser test of which twenty-eight (28) were found to be above the legal limit.
Operation Safeway was launched on September 15, 2016, after the Guyana Police Force recorded an increase in the number of road fatalities and other traffic related offences nationally.
The operation will see members the Traffic Department intensifying their daily routines to prevent speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, overloaded vehicles, riding without helmet and other offences that contributes to accidents.