219 tickets issued since the launch of Operation Vega
The Bermuda Police Department has issued 219 tickets since the launch of “Operation Vega”, they confirmed today.
The BPS said: “Operation Vega highlights the extent of undesirable behavior, a major cause of concern, on the roads of the island. In one case, a driver was clocked at 109 km / h.
Recalling that “having a driver’s license is a privilege and not a right”, Martin Weekes, Deputy Police Commissioner, took stock of the progress of Operation Vega so far, stating: “With the advent Operation Vega, the new highway police initiative was launched a week ago, 219 tickets were issued and nine stolen bikes recovered.
“Of these 219 tickets issued, the largest numbers  were for speeding and disobeying traffic signs . Tickets were also issued for other targeted security-related offenses, including:
- Driving without caution or attention.
- Helmets not attached.
- Use of cell phones while driving.
- Drive vehicles without a license.
- Drive uninsured vehicles.
- Driving during disqualification.
“In addition, 5 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Personalized license plates.
“The public is told that as part of Operation Vega, officers will target vehicles with illegal license plates. Owners of vehicles with illegal license plates run the risk of having their vehicles impounded until the correct plates are in place. Failure to do so may result in the license being withdrawn from the vehicle requiring retesting.
“As a reminder, motor vehicle registration plates must have a reflective white background with black markings, except loaner vehicle registration plates which have a yellow background with black markings and license plates. registration of rental vehicles, which have a reflective white background with red markings.
“The purpose of Operation Vega is not to be punitive, but rather to encourage drivers to obey the regulations governing the use of our roads as we all work together to reduce the incidence of global traffic collisions. , but in particular collisions resulting in serious or serious accidents. serious injuries and, most importantly, road fatalities.
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