Man allegedly clocked at 109km/h as police clamp down on traffic offences
A total of six motorists appeared in Magistrates’ Court this week for traffic offences - with one accused of travelling at more than three times the speed limit.
A police spokesman said that a man, aged 52, denied speeding at 109km/h - almost 68mph - earlier this week. The speed limit is 35km/h
The case was adjourned until July 5 and the man was released on bail.
The spokesman added that added that the other road users, who appeared between Monday and Tuesday, were fined a total of $2,010 for traffic offences.
The spokesman said that traffic officers and parish patrols issued between 70 and 100 tickets every week.
There were 51 speeding tickets handed out between Friday morning and Monday morning.
A total of 23 advice notices, formal warnings, were handed out over the same timeframe.
The spokesman added: “While the BPS remains committed to appropriate traffic offence enforcement, we encourage all motorists to slow down and be mindful of other road users in their daily travels.
“To achieve a high level of road safety requires each of us to do our part to minimise the risk of any more injuries or deaths on Bermuda’s roads.”
The remaining traffic cases involved:
• A man, 43, who admitted speeding at 60km/h. He was fined $300 and had six points added to his licence.
• A woman, 21, who admitted speeding at 79km/h and disobeying a stop sign. She was fined a total of $690 and had seven points added to her licence for the speeding offence.
• A man, 28, who admitted speeding at 60km/h. He was fined $300 and had six points added to his licence.
• A man, 31, who admitted speeding at 72km/h. He was fined $420 and given until the end of the month to pay and also had seven points added to his licence.
• A man, 54, who admitted speeding at 60km/h. He was fined $300 and had six points added to his licence.
A road user can be banned from driving if 12 or more points are added to their licence inside two years.