Forty-Two errant motorists from various communities in south Trinidad were ticketed for various poor road safety practices on Tuesday.

The Police Service said the road safety and regulation exercises were conducted in Guapo, Fyzabad and Cedros on December 15th by officers of the

South-Western Division Traffic Unit (SWDTU).

Tickets were issued for the following offences

• 30 for speeding

• Three for no children’s booster seats

• Nine for failing to wear seatbelts, having no horns, defective tyres and damaged registration identification plates

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has mandated an increase in road policing activities across the country at this time as part of nationwide anti-crime initiatives during the Christmas season.

As such, there will be a heightened police presence to reinforce road safety practices.

The TTPS has recorded a 25 per cent decrease in fatal road traffic accidents as compared to the same period last year.