| James Kon |
THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) through the Traffic Control and Investigation Department has recorded a total of 3,366 cases of traffic offences in 2014 – a one per cent increase – compared to the 3,338 cases in 2013.
Road fatalities decreased by 25 per cent in 2014 with 24 lives lost compared to 32 in 2013.
Meanwhile, there was a decrease of 12 per cent from people sustaining light injuries from road accidents in 2014 (392 people) compared to 2013 (446 people).
During the first week of January 2015, the Traffic Control and Investigation Department saw a total of 314 cases of traffic offences during operations and patrols.
Speeding continues to be the main concern with 49 drivers penalised – with one case recording a top speed of 143km/h.
Other major traffic violations include expired road tax (33 cases) and illegal parking (34 cases).
RBPF would like to urge road users to always comply with the traffic regulations and laws in the country as well as to drive cautiously, especially during wet weather conditions.