Thursday 20 September, 2018

MOWT: Temporary traffic changes for PoS, Diego Martin, St James

For the next three months, motorists are to adhere to traffic changes as part of an experimental scheme in Port of Spain, Diego Martin and St James.

These regulations are expected to begin on September 3 and expire on December 2.

Known as the Traffic Control (Experimental Scheme) (Port of Spain, Diego Martin and St James) Regulations 2018, the orders were signed by former acting police commissioner Stephen Williams and Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan on August 15 and 23, respectively. 

The changes are as follows:

A person driving a motor vehicle shall proceed in a

(a)    southerly direction only along George Street, between the intersections of Independence Square North and Independence Square South, Port-of-Spain; and

(b)   westerly direction only along Panka Street, between the intersections of Vidale Street and Ethel Street, St. James.

A person driving a motor vehicle shall not enter

(a)    George Street Extension from Independence Square South, Port-of-Spain;

(b)   Panka Street from Ethel Street, St. James; and

(c)    Aquamarine Drive from Onyx Drive, Diego Martin.

A person driving a motor vehicle shall proceed in a southerly direction only along Aquamarine Drive between the intersection of Sardonyx Drive and Onyx Drive, Diego Martin, Monday to Friday, during the hours of 7 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 4 pm.

A person who contravenes these regulations is liable on summary conviction for a first offence, to a fine of $750.00 and on any subsequent convictions, to a fine of $1000.

Without prejudice to any other liability incurred by the commission of a summary offence, vehicles found parked in contravention of these regulations may be removed by the Police and impounded and dealt with in accordance with section 108(1)(b)of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act.

 

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