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Over 3,000 traffic tickets issued since the launch of new JCF division

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 6:46 PM
Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson (left) and National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang (centre) greet members of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch during the official launch last month

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says over 3,000 traffic tickets have been issued since the launch of its Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) eleven days ago.

The PSTEB was launched on August 29 as part of the JCF’s attempt to stem the lawlessness on the nation’s roadways and restore order in public spaces.

In a message posted on Twitter today, the JCF said 3,474 tickets have been issued since the launch of the 700-man division.

The JCF revealed, too, that 304 speeding tickets have been issued and nine persons arrested.

According to the JCF, 52 vehicles have been seized, six registration plates removed and 199 summons served.

“We are taking charge of Jamaica’s public spaces – our town centres and our public thoroughfares – and ensuring full enforcement of the Road Traffic Act,” the JCF said.

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