Tale of the tape
As a person who tries to obey the law I was surprised to find my vehicle towed on February 22. I paid my fine of $500 and came back the next morning with measuring tape in hand.
The white line at the south-eastern corner of Adam Smith Square is faded and also slightly over 13 metres from the corner and not nine metres as specified by law.
I am now left to wonder how difficult it is to perform the task of painting little white squares on the sidewalk. It says a lot about our capital city when they cannot even get such a simple task done without showing such a low level of competence. Or is it that the lines were intentionally painted further than legally specified to entrap drivers?
I know there is no way for me to get back my money but I sleep better knowing that the police and tow trucking service are the ones who are in breach of the law and not me, the average long-suffering citizen.
Special thanks go out to the Mayor of Port of Spain, his hard hustling City Police Service and the upstanding owner of the tow trucking service.