Sunday, January 21, 2018

Not so fast! - You can't speed up yet

Ministry workers have been erecting the new speed limit signs.

THE Ministry of Works and Transport has begun replacing the speed limit signs to reflect the new 100 kilometre per hour limit soon to be enforced. This according to Highways Division Director Navin Ramsingh.

Ministry employees were seen changing the signs, which Ramsingh said will be covered until the new regulation is proclaimed law by President Anthony Carmona. Only then will the signs be unveiled.

“What will happen is the signs will change but will remain covered until further notice. Everyone knows that the speed limit on the highway is 80 km/h,” he said.

The amended Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act bill was debated and passed in the Senate on November 28.

This new bill will permit the new speed limit to increase from 80 km/h to 100km/h.

The bill was first brought to Parliament by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi in October.

WHAT THE MINISTRY SAYS The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Anthony Carmona, has assented to the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic (Amendment) (No 2) Act of 2017. The Ministry is currently working with the office of the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs for the publication of the requisite Legal Notices to allow for the regulation and enforcement of the new speed limits in Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry has commenced the process of installing the necessary signage to inform motorists of the impending changes. The Ministry will continue to update the general public with the requisite information as it pertains to the amendments to the new speed limit. For updates, please visit the Ministry’s website at, Facebook and Twitter pages. Members of the general public are asked to remain cautious and vigilant on the nation’s roads.