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Operation Vega roads clampdown nears the 5,000 ticket mark

Police have issued more than 4,800 tickets since the Operation Vega crackdown on bad driving was launched (Photograph supplied)

Almost 5,000 tickets have been handed out to road users since the launch of a crackdown on driving offences, police said today.

A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said that 341 tickets were issued as part of Operation Vega in the last two weeks alone.

He added: “That’s 12 fewer than the 353 issued during the previous two weeks.”

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, of the tactical support unit, said: “Operation Vega remains a critical incident.

“We will continue to lawfully perform our duty to calm and slow things down on the roads with effective enforcement.

“Since the deployment of Operation Vega six months ago, 4,893 moving violation tickets have been issued.

“Motorists were ticketed for speeds ranging from 55 kmph, to 102 kmph.”

He added that “target offences” included driving without due care and attention, unfastened helmets, disobeying traffic signs and mobile phone offences.

Officers have also targeted speeding, unlicensed and uninsured vehicles, failure to wear seatbelts and driving without reasonable consideration – failure to use indicators.

Mr Cardwell said: “Please be aware that not using an indicator does not create an absolute offence.

“The failure to use an indicator must cause someone else to do or not to do something and this must be included in the evidence.

“An example might be a driver failed to use an indicator which caused a vehicle at the same junction not to move on.”

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Published January 24, 2022 at 5:23 pm (Updated January 24, 2022 at 5:23 pm)

Operation Vega roads clampdown nears the 5,000 ticket mark

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