290 road accidents reported in May

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A TOTAL of 290 road accidents were recorded in Brunei-Muara district last month, including one fatality.

In a previous report published in The Brunei Times on May 4, a 48-year-old local man died after his car collided with a garbage truck nearby the Salambigar Post Office.

A statement from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) yesterday said that out of the 290 accidents, 109 were listed as self-accidents while 100 were car-on-car collisions, 52 of which were hit from the rear.

A total of 850 traffic offences were also recorded in May, 130 of them were docket cases while 720 were given compound fines.

Speeding remained the top traffic offence with 247 motorists caught during one of the 41 operations conducted by the police, followed by 127 illegal parking cases and 47 cases for failure to produce road tax.

A total of 66 dockets were issued for driving on an expired road tax, 23 for installing tinted films on their car windows and 17 for driving without a valid driving licence.

The police reminded the importance of following road traffic regulations and advised road users to remain cautious when driving under bad weather.

The Brunei Times