On Jan. 4, police officers from the Abaco district conducted a road check along the S.C. Bootle Highway. Nicknamed “Operation Clean Up,” the road check took place between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. as a joint effort among officers of the Road Traffic Division, Central Detective Unit and Marsh Harbour Police Station.
The initiative was led by Inspector Mario Murphy, officer in charge of the Road Traffic Division.
According to Inspector Murphy, a total of 57 persons were reported for various infractions under the Road Traffic Regulations, which included unlicensed and uninspected vehicles; driving with no insurance; having one or no headlamps; driving with no seat belts; and failing to change ownership.
Additionally, Inspector Murphy said that a number of persons were searched for dangerous drugs and firearms with negative results. Nevertheless, this initiative will continue throughout the year, along with a number of road safety initiatives.
As he ended, Inspector Murphy reminded drivers to obey all traffic laws or face being put before the courts.