90 offences recorded over three days along Telisai-Lumut Highway

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NINETY traffic offences were recorded over three days along the Telisai-Lumut Highway as the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) intensified its traffic operations to improve road safety.

Twenty-four offenders were caught for speeding on Saturday with 165 km/hour being the highest speed recorded by the police.

Twenty-seven offenders were caught on Monday, with two of them found to have violated other traffic rules besides speeding.

The Brunei Times previously reported that a total of 39 offenders were caught during similar operations held on Friday, tallying up the total number of people nabbed for traffic offences to 90 in just three days.

The police also continued its operations yesterday. The number of offenders nabbed were unavailable as of press time.

To date, there have been 30 accidents on the highway. Twenty of them were recorded within the first month of the opening of the 16.8km highway.

Besides conducting roadblocks, the Department of Investigation and Traffic Control officials will also be carrying out patrols at specific areas.

Road users were advised to always plan their journeys ahead to avoid rushing, and to make sure their cars are roadworthy.

They were also advised to keep their distance from other vehicles, be tolerant to one another, wear their safety belts and obey the highway's speed limit of 100km/hour along regular stretch, and 70km/hour when double lines are seen on the road.

The Brunei Times