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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Thursday, June 01,2023
Distribution: All Media

Operation Vega Update for May 2023

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Operations Division – “The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) continues our efforts to reduce harm on Bermuda’s roads. As we enter the summer months, it is likely that there will be an increased number of visitors using the island’s roads. Please look out for them and each other, by making sensible decisions while driving or riding.”


From 1st January until 31st May 2023, 117 motorists were arrested for impaired driving – 14 in January, 27 in February, 25 in March, 21 in April and 30 in May. In comparison, for the same five month period in 2022, a total of 71 motorists were arrested for impaired driving.

During the month of May 2023, 284 traffic tickets were issued by the BPS, down from 471 issued during April 2023. In addition, 50 motorist advice notices (official written warnings) were issued in May, down from 59 in the previous month.

May also saw 175 parking tickets issued, down from 209 parking tickets issued the month before.

Since the start of Operation Vega (6th July 2021), a total of 10,014 traffic tickets have been issued. The breakdown of ticketed traffic offences for May 2023 is below. The change compared to April 2023 is provided in brackets.

Speeding                                        78 (-71) Speeds ranged from 59 kph to 86 kph.

Traffic sign                                    34 (+5)

Unlicensed vehicle                        45 (-35)

No third party insurance                40 (-24)

No driver’s licence                        32 (-25)

Manner of driving                           9 (-2)

Disqualified driver                           1 (0)

Seatbelt                                          23 (+14)

Helmet                                             2 (-6)

Handheld device                              5 (-13)

Defective vehicle                             1 (-2)

Fail to give name/address                0 (0)

Fail to stop                                       3 (-4)

Fraudulent documents                     3 (+3)

Making false statement                   0 (0)

License plate offence                      8 (-8)

Tint offence                                    0 (-14)

Youth license offence                     0 (-4)

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department