Police warning as drivers rack up fines
More than $9,000 in traffic fines were handed out in a court hearing today - which sparked a warning from police for road users to be careful over the Cup Match holiday.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes added that officers will “robustly enforce” laws when needed.
He said: “Speeding and driving whilst impaired continue to be of major concern for the Bermuda Police Service's Roads Policing Unit.
“Just this morning, a little more than $9,000 in fines for traffic offences were handed out during the plea court session.
“One individual faced a slew of charges including reckless driving, failure to stop at an accident, failure to stop for police and driving in a reckless manner.
“Five individuals were charged for speeds ranging between 60 and 80 kmph.
“Three others were charged with driving whilst impaired, with one of them fined more than $2,000 for DWI offences.
“Other traffic related offences included driving unlicensed or uninsured vehicles.”
Mr Weekes added: “The Roads Policing Unit will be out in full force over the holiday period, not to mention roadside sobriety testing will be in place.
“This is all in the interest of safety and not simply to lock people up.
“We want residents to enjoy the long weekend in whichever way they choose, but to do so in a safe and responsible manner.
“Again, our aim is not to be locking people up, but we will robustly enforce the island's traffic laws where necessary.”
He said: “Let's all work together, to make this a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.”