Malta: traffic safety operation

Published Sun, 24/04/2016 - 12:03

In the early hours of this morning ( 24/04/2016), a large scale operation was mounted by the Traffic Branch in the areas of San Gwann, Iklin, Birkirkara, St. Julians, Swieqi, Pembroke and St. Andrews.  Various road check points were established in the areas to curb abuses relating to traffic offences in an effort to save lives and keep Maltese roads safer.  These yielded the following results:

7 persons were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol which exceeded the legal limit,

1 person who was visibly driving under the influence refused to take the test,

6 persons were found to be without a seatbelt,

1 person was driving without a valid driving licence,

1 vehicle was being operated with a valid road licence and without insurance cover,

1 person was found to be in possession of a false document,

1 person was found operating a trial run on Sunday,

1 cab operator was found to be operating a cab without a tag from Transport Malta,

1 person was booked for driving through a red light,

1 person was booked for contravening a continuous white line, not using an indicator and failing to obey police orders.

The Traffic branch is committed to continue enforcement throughout the islands, to maintain the rating of Europe’s safest roads as well as to save lives through efficient road policing.