Cops to step up traffic exercises

DRIVERS are being warned to obey the law and take all precautions necessary to ensure their safety and the safety of their passengers, as the police intend to increase traffic exercises to prevent road fatalities.

A police media release on Tuesday reported the decision to increase road policing activities came after three fatal accidents were recorded within a six-hour period on Monday.

In the first incident, at around 2 pm, Ravesh Jhinkoo, 33, lost control of his SUV on the Toco Main Road and crashed into a concrete drain and embankment.

Less than two hours later, at around 3.30 pm, fireman Satesh Ramkissoon, 37, died after being knocked down by a truck while standing along the Naparima Mayaro Road, Bristol Village.

In the most recent incident, an unidentified man was knocked down as he tried to cross the eastbound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway near the Kash Bar, Aranguez at around 7.30 pm.

The three deaths brought the number of people who died in traffic accidents for the year thus far to 86, compared to 115 for the same period last year.

The police noted while the comparison represented a 25 per cent decrease, they were still concerned over the frequency of these accidents and urged drivers and pedestrians to be vigilant and responsible.


"Cops to step up traffic exercises"

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