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738 road checks carried out on New Year’s Eve, with 54 contraventions

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738 road checks carried out on New Year's Eve, with 54 contraventionsDuring last night, 738 vehicles were inspected during road checks that were effected by the Police across various locations.

Police said that 54 contravention of various traffic rules were observed, of which 6 consisted of drivers driving under the influence of alcohol, 7 that were driving without seat belts, unlicensed vehicles that were not insured among other offences.

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    8 Responses

    1. anthony zammit says:

      Poor policemen, They had to be on duty for 6 driving under the influence and 7 without a seat belt! I know, I know, but it is a shame when you have so many good citizens (what’s the % of 738 to 54?) so many Policemen and women couldn’t be with their loved ones. Well Happy new year to those Men and Women who had to work and shame on those 54 drivers.! Should be well punished.

    2. Revel Barker says:

      That was on “New Years Eve”.

      How many on New Years Day (after midnight)? Or had the cops gone off duty by then?

    3. anthony zammit says:

      Revel, behave yourself. We do not have cops in Gozo but Police men and Police women. Some are big built and some are athletes, some are very young and some are older but they are all nice and if one is a gentleman one should never have any problem in Gozo. Cops live in the Us of A.

      • Revel Barker says:

        Thank you for presuming to correct my English, Anthony. I was in a hurry. “Cops” is simpler than “police men and police women” (and is universally understood).
        Have a happy new year.

    4. anthony zammit says:

      Revel Barker, I would never dream of correcting your English. I know that “Cops” is Generally (and not Universally) understood as Police officers. Cops originated from COPS at has it’s birth, meaning The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) which is a component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to community policing. So as I said it is U.S. and we should never call our Law Enforcement Policemen as Cops even though we will be in a hurry – 6 more letters are not going to slow us down – Cops also means the popular TV series which also found its interpretation in Animation. There are the COPS in UK which is a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who lost their lives while on duty and this means Care Of Police Survivors. JOSHUA TAYLOR 16:15, 23 DEC 2016 in the Mirror writes “Malta plane hijackers kneel on the Tarmac after surrendering to anti-terror cops”. Mr. Taylor is not Maltese. Guess he was in a hurry too. I hardly hear the name Cops mentioned on the media except if the announcer is not an American or a Canadian born and is living in Malta working as a D.J. or reporter!

    5. Revel Barker says:

      Or maybe it comes from the Latin, capere, meaning to seize or to arrest. Who knows? (Who cares?)
      We played cops and robbers, not police men and robbers, as kids, many, many years ago.
      In 18th-century English, to cop meant to arrest.
      I wouldn’t worry about it, Anthony.

      • anthony zammit says:

        I am not the least worried about it Mr. Barker but as our roads crossed in the past and suddenly they never crossed again although we both live on such a tiny island, I wanted to have some fun with you so as to cris cross again with you. Just a curiosity: What part did you play Cop or Robber?

        As long as we are on the subject on Cops, during the plays of Monty Python sometimes they needed an excuse to take the easy way out, an excuse to not finish something in an acceptable way. This phrase was parodied by Monty Python to end some sketches. Instead of a climax or punch line, the police (cops) would turn up and arrest the characters. Therefore, they would literally “cop out” of finishing the sketch. The most notable was at the end of “Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail”.

    6. Revel Barker says:

      Our paths can cross as often as you like. You probably know how to find me. Get in touch again, if you wish…

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