Far more motorists than last year have had their driving licenses confiscated or have been reported for speeding this summer.
So far this year, UP has seized more than 20 percent more driver’s licenses than last year. 3,748 in 2020 against 3,015 in 2019.
From 1 June to 15 July, the number of reports of speeding offenses increased by 17 percent, compared with the same period last year. The number of reports of negligent driving increased by 19.7 percent in the same period.
In June, the Central Mobile Police Service (UP) alone reported 909 drivers for serious speeding offenses against 590 in 2019, an increase of 54 percent.
– “This is very disturbing and a trend we see all over the country now. Such sharp increases mean that many drivers are recklessly driving this summer, which is worrying considering that so many are taking car holidays this year,” warns UP manager Steven Hasseldal.
He is worried because we are approaching one of the busiest traffic weekends.
– “We do expect the worst. Our focus and checkpoints have been great this summer, but it is disappointing to see these figures,” says Hasseldal.
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