Traffic police step up prosecutions for holiday season
More than 230 motorists were today issued with traffic tickets for breaches of the Road Traffic Act as the police step up their presence on the roads for the holiday period.
Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, says the prosecutions were recorded in Montego Bay, St. James where the police have begun their intensified operation.
SSP Allen says the majority of the prosecutions were for not wearing seat belts.
He says the operation will be rolled out islandwide as the police aim to minimise traffic incidents and crime on the roads.
SSP Allen also says the police will be fully using its breathalyser system.
The head of the traffic division points out that holiday periods can be challenging for the police to contain road crashes.
However, SSP Allen is encouraging road users to observe safety standards.