WITH speeding seen as the number one killer on the road, police are baffled with the number of speeding cases they recorded during Operation Blitz.
In a two-weeks operation in the Western Division, police arrested 885 drivers for speeding, with illegal operations second on top of the list with 332 offenders. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said speeding and drink and driving cases seemed to be topping the list of traffic offenders. "Drivers need serious attitude adjustments as they are putting the lives of others at great risk and not taking into consideration the impacts getting into an accident would also have on their families," she said.
Ms Naisoro said the increasing number of road offenders showed that drivers were still disregarding road rules and were selfishly putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.
"The emotional and physical impacts an accident causes are insurmountable and people still don't realise the consequences of getting behind the wheel of a car when their judgement is affected by alcohol," she said.
About 1600 people were charged with traffic infringement related cases, 156 drivers arrested for careless driving, 43 drivers booked for seat belt offences, 15 people booked for driving without a license and 169 drivers booked for other offences.