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1132 TINs issued

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A TOTAL of 1132 Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN) were issued by police and Land Transport Authority in just four days of Operation Rainbow.

This was revealed by police director traffic senior superintendent (SSP) Mahesh Mishra yesterday.

He said a total of 6954 vehicles were checked during the operation as they beefed up operation to reduce road fatalities.

SSP Mishra said motorists were warned to observe road rules to avoid unnecessary road accidents.

"Apart from these bookings, eight drivers were arrested for drunk driving during the past four days," he said.

"The alarming number of bookings show that many motorists are still ignoring simple road rules despite the many awareness campaigns made.

"We will not give up in our effort to book and discipline illegal drivers because we want to make sure that the roads are safe."

SSP Mishra said the operation was a success over the past four days with no major accidents or lives lost on the road.

He urged members of the public to assist them in fulfilling their objective of preventing road fatalities. "We need the support from all stakeholders including members of the public to prevent road accidents and fatalities.

"I am also calling on the traffic officers to be diligent in their operations to ensure that the safety of the people is paramount."

He said the operation continues today.





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