ACT Policing’s RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates Identified) team has issued a total of 134 infringement notices to drivers over the past five days.
Between Wednesday (May 18) and Sunday (May 22), members from the RAPID team detected 57 unregistered vehicles, 24 uninsured vehicles and 14 unlicensed drivers.
Ten motorists were issued TINs for using a handheld mobile phone while driving and another three motorists were issued TINs for failing to wear a seatbelt.
During this operational period, a man’s vehicle was seized for 90 days, and he will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date charged with performing a burnout, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and driving whilst suspended.
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Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Jeff Knight said that RAPID remained an important element of traffic enforcement and would de deployed on a targeted basis.
“Motorists who fail to register or insure their cars are ignoring their responsibility as road users and endangering others. We will continue to target these people and by doing so, make ACT roads safer for everyone,” Sergeant Knight said.