New traffic system from March 2

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 16:15

Some of the re­cent changes in the re­vised Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles and Road Traf­fic Act will "go live" in just over a month. These changes in­clude the Red-Light Cam­era En­force­ment Sys­tem and the De­mer­it Point Sys­tem which will be sup­port­ed by the new traf­fic tick­et­ing sys­tem.

Speak­ing at the launch at the Hy­att Re­gency Ball­room on Wednes­day, Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan said the sys­tems will go live on March 2. They are de­signed to help im­prove com­pli­ance on the na­tion's roads. The ma­jor­i­ty of ve­hic­u­lar ac­ci­dents and road fa­tal­i­ties in T&T are the re­sult of speed­ing.


Miss­ing from the launch, how­ev­er, was the Spot Speed Cam­era Sys­tem which will pick up on dri­vers who break the speed lim­it.

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi, who spoke at the launch, said leg­is­la­tion per­tain­ing to the new sys­tem is cur­rent­ly be­fore Par­lia­ment and should be fi­nalised with­in a month.