Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BRAKE ON SPEED*

COPS HIT THE ROAD WITH ‘GUNS’ FROM MONDAY TO CATCH DRIVERS

I CAN SEE YOU: Coordinator of the Road Safety Project, Brent Batson, looks through the cross-hairs of one of six new speed guns to be introduced on the nation’s roads from Monday, following a news conference at the Ministry of Works in Port of Spain yesterday to launch the devices. –Photo: CURTIS CHASE

SLOW DOWN!: Works Minister Fitzgerald Hinds gestures next to one of six new speed guns that will be manned by Traffic Police on the nation’s roads from Monday, allowing these officers to issue tickets to motorists caught driving above the speed limits. Looking on, at left, following a press conference at the MOWT head office on Richmond Street, Port of Spain, to launch the devices, is Chief Traffic Warden Randolph Protain. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE


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Drivers, stop speeding now!
Four days after the country recorded its 47th road fatality for the year, a 21-year-old woman whose death Works Minister Fitzgerald Hinds said yesterday was apparently caused by speeding, the Government has introduced speed guns that police can use to ticket fast drivers.
The appropriate amendment to the law is expected to be gazetted on Monday, which will give the police the legal backing to issue $1,000 tickets to anyone caught above the speed limit.

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