Police say motorists will be seeing a lot more of its leaner, meaner traffic unit, all year long.
The Re-vamped unit set up in West Bay this morning (January 18) at the 4 way stop. They were on the lookout for the usual offenses like seat belt violations, speeding, mobile phone use and out of date registrations, along with other infractions like DUIs. Although the unit’s nucleus is just a handful of officers, they say they will be working in conjunction with the District Police to show an increased presence on the roads.
Head of the Traffic Management Unit, Adrian Barnett says although operation Mapgie has been scaled down it isn’t completely over.
“Operation Magpie is still in operation. We do it on a daily basis, however on Christmas time we tend to advertise a lot more as people go out drinking and partying. But Operation Magpie is just what traffic management is on a daily basis,” said Mr. Barnett.
Police say the hope is to avoid another year plagued with traffic deaths.