The gendarmerie is on the hunt for speeders. In order to fight against serious offences that lead to accidents, last Friday the gendarmes of St. Martin carried out speed controls between the Agrément traffic circle and the Grand Case post office.
Equipped with a laser radar, the police carried out several controls between 4:30AM and 8:00AM on Friday morning.
“Our objective is to make road users aware that speed limits must be respected in St. Martin,” says the captain, Rodolphe Deneufgermain. “Here, all motorists and motorcyclists share one and the same road. This implies there must be a particular vigilance on everyone’s part. At any moment, people are likely to cross the road, especially students leaving school.”
Due to excessive speeding on the Savannah stretch, many serious and even fatal accidents have already occurred in the recent past.
On Friday, a motorist was checked at 100 km/h, which is 50km/h over the speed limit. “We will continue to carry out this type of operation against offenders who, by their excessive speed, endanger their own lives as well as those of others,” warns Captain Deneufgermain.