More than 900 traffic violations were recorded around the island in 48 hours this weekend, police said on Sunday.

They were recorded from Friday until early in the afternoon on Sunday.

According to a police announcement, police officers around the island found 435 drivers broke the speed limit, 47 were charged for not wearing a seatbelt, 26 for not wearing a helmet and 31 for using a mobile phone while driving.

In addition, 55 drivers were charged for drink driving, 43 for illegal parking and 54 for ignoring traffic signs while a further 100 were charged because they did not have the relevant documentation.

Police said traffic checks will continue on a daily basis “with the aim of preventing fatal and serious traffic accidents and encouraging correct road awareness among all road users”.