Gozo Police to get high tech speed cameras

CMRU

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Police will soon be using high tech speed cameras on Gozo.

Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia told the House of Representatives that arrangements to equip the police with high tech speed cameras soon.

Opposition MP Kevin Cutajar asked the government what measures are being taken to curb excessive and dangerous driving along Mġarr Road in Għajnsielem.

In a horrific traffic accident, a Latvian woman lost her life on the same road, in August. The woman died six days after the crash. A man has been charged with manslaughter over the case.

Two weeks later, a motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at hospital for treatment following a collision between the motorcycle he was driving and another vehicle.

Għajnsielem mayor Kevin Cauchi has been calling on the authorities to implement the necessary measures to reduce traffic incidents on the road.

Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana had said that a plan to prevent further fatalities has already been drawn, in wake of the news that the Latvian woman had died after six days fighting for her life. Caruana had said that Transport Malta had approved a road traffic management plan for Mġarr Road.

Read: Għajnsielem accident saga continues; man in hospital following crash

In parliament, Minister Farrugia said the police on Gozo regularly carry out spot checks on Mġarr Road where there is a high volume of traffic, as well as surrounding roads. He added that on certain occasions, the District Police are assisted by officers from the Traffic Branch.

The use of high-speed tech cameras by the police would deter dangerous driving, Minister Farrugia added.