Speeding remains top offence

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SPEEDING remained the top traffic offence last week, with one driver clocking 171 kilometres per hour.

The driver was subsequently punished with 21 demerit points, according to a report from the Traffic Control and Investigation Department of the Royal Brunei Police Force.

The department recorded 224 speeding cases out of a total of 395 traffic offences in the final week of September.

There were six cases of speeding above 140 kilometres an hour.

The department also recorded 352 compound cases during enforcement operations and road patrols.

Another common offence was licence plates not adhering to the set standards, with 30 reported cases

There were 16 cases of drivers who failed to display their vehicle road tax on the left side of their windshield.

Statistics showed that the Gadong traffic police recorded 288 cases while the Batu 3, Belait branch reported 107 cases from September 22 to 27.

The RBPF advised motorists to inspect their vehicles to ensure they are road-worthy, especially those who wish to embark on long journeys, obey traffic rules and always use their safety belts while driving.

Drivers were also urged to refrain from speeding, not use handheld devices such as mobile phones, be patient and say their prayers before beginning their journey.

Parents were reminded not to lend their cars or allow their children to drive if they have yet to attain a valid drivers’ licence.

The Brunei Times