Sunday 17 December, 2017

NOTICE: Ministry announces temporary traffic changes to Arima

Photo courtesy Power 102

Photo courtesy Power 102

Motorists are advised that there will be a temporary change to their driving arrangements in the Arima area over a three month period.

A statement from the Works and Transport Ministry noted that the new traffic control scheme began on October 30 and is expected to end on January 29, 2018.

Some of the changes include the prohibition of parking on some streets and the relocation of taxi stands.

The amendments are as follows:

Parking Prohibited - A person driving a motor vehicle shall not park the motor vehicle on the eastern side of Prince Street, between De Gannes and Sorzano Street.

Taxi Stand - A maximum of twelve taxis plying the Arima to Sangre Grande route shall park on the eastern side of Prince Street facing south, between De Gannes Street and Sorzano Street, as marked

A person who breaches these Regulations is liable on summary conviction, in the case of a first offence, to a fine of $750 and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine of $1000.

Motorists are also warned that should they park in contravention of these Regulations, in accordance with section 108(1)(b) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act,  their vehicles may be removed by a member of the Police Service and impounded.