Police booked 473 drivers for various driving offences of which 129 for speeding in the 24 hours ending at 6.00 am on Friday as part of efforts to deter serious accidents.
According to an announcement, police said that the majority of cases were for offences which constitute the main causes for serious and fatal road collisions.
Of the violations booked, 129 were for speeding, 67 for failure to wear a seatbelt and use of a mobile phone while driving. There were another 19 bookings for use of a phone while driving. And 74 truck and bus drivers were booked for incorrect use of a tachograph. Moreover, 62 vehicles did not have an MOT or road tax.
“Targeted checks by traffic police continue on a daily basis and throughout the 24 hours, on the road network throughout the island,” police concluded.