The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

130km/h: One of 30 contraventions for over-speeding given by police at St Andrews

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 19:10 Last update: about 2 months ago

Thirty drivers were booked for over-speeding in 30 minutes this morning, the police said in a statement. One of them, who was driving a BMW, was caught driving at 130km/h in a 70km/h zone.

The police said that police inspections were carried out in an operation involving the St Julian’s district, the police traffic section and the Pembroke community police.

The idea, the police said, in a statement, is to instil more awareness about the dangers of excessive speeding.

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The police did not say how the speed was measured – there are no installed speed cameras in St Andrews. It is understood that speed guns were utilised.

Apart from the BMW driver, an Audi driver was caught speeding at 130km/h, while another in a Toyota Corolla was driving at 121 km/h.

Other drivers were caught driving between 91km/h and 107 km/h.

Other drivers were booked for other contraventions.

The police said that its traffic section had issued 2,400 bookings for over-speeding since the start of the year.

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