| James Kon |
THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) through its Traffic Control and Investigation Department recorded 215 traffic offences in the first week of October, whereby the majority of offences committed were speeding.
The department branches in Gadong recorded 158 cases while the Belait branch recorded 57 cases. From this figure, 84 cases were related to speeding with one case of an irresponsible driver travelling at 129 km/h.
Other worrying offences include 21 cases of driving through red traffic lights, 24 instances of illegal parking, 17 cars with illegal licence plates and 16 cases of drivers operating their vehicles with expired road tax.
The RBPF reminds the public to always inspect their vehicle and ensure it is safe and in good condition, to always comply with traffic regulations, be courteous to other road users and pay attention while driving.
The police further added that all drivers must wear a safety belt while driving, avoid speeding or using a mobile phone while driving. Parents have been urged again to be vigilant regarding their children operating a vehicle without a valid licence.