| Fadley Faisal |
THE first week of December has already seen a total of 250 offences under the Road Traffic Act nationwide.
These offences were recorded from operations and patrols conducted by the Traffic Control and Investigation Department, of which 244 cases were recorded by the Gadong branch and six by the Belait branch.
A total of 84 docket cases were opened, of which five cases were for expired driving licences, and six for driving without valid driving licences. Thirty cases were for using vehicles with expired road taxes and 11 cases for using vehicles with expired motor vehicle insurance.
Modification offences were also recorded, which included eight cases for using tinted films on vehicles, and 23 for using sunshades.
As for compounded cases, 25 offences were recorded for speeding over the limits, 22 for running red lights, six for illegal U-turns, three for veering off roads, and eight for not sticking road taxes on the designated area of the vehicle.
Cases were also recorded for not using the red flag when loading over the limit, for using red flags with non-designated sizes and for not using safety net when transporting loads.
One case was also recorded for overtaking the double line, and six for failing to change the vehicle user’s name within 14 days.
Offences with regard to vehicles totalled up to 40 cases, in which one case was for modifying vehicle from its original state, 25 for using licence plates that violated the set regulations, one for dirty, broken or unclear licence plates, one for unlit licence plate lighting, three for over limit tyres from mudguards, and three for bald tyres, amongst others.
The Royal Brunei Police Force urged road users to always abide by the traffic rules and regulations and to respect other road users in order to avoid mishaps, especially during the school holiday season.