Speeding remains top traffic offence

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SPEEDING remains the top traffic offence this month, making up 206 out of 503 traffic offences recorded.

According to statistics from the Traffic Control and Investigation Department (JSKLL) of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), 430 cases were recorded by JSKLL in Gadong with another 73 reported in Belait during the first two weeks of September.

The offences, recorded during enforcement operations and road patrols, caught five cases of speeding above 140 kilometres per hour, with the highest speed recorded at 152 kilometres per hour – which subsequently earned the offender 18 demerit points.

Parking in areas not reserved for vehicles was also a common offence with 53 cases, followed by 44 cases of beating the red light and 43 offences of licence plates not adhering to regulations.

Other recorded offences were doing U-turns at non-designated junctions and driving vehicles with expired road tax, with 28 and 29 recorded cases respectively.

Only one case of driving under the influence of alcohol was noted.

The RBPF has advised road users to be aware of rules and regulations and to avoid involving themselves in any possible offences, so that roads in Brunei can be safe for all.

The Brunei Times