No speed cameras on highways, it's just another rumour

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:45

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) is advising that the Spot Speed Camera Enforcement System has not been officially launched in Trinidad and Tobago.

It says this notice is in response to inaccurate information being circulated in the public domain, regarding the presence and operation of spot speed, fixed cameras and speed traps at various locations across the country.

A statement by the Ministry says that at present, the Ministry is pursuing the required steps toward the eventual passage of legislation that will give effect to Spot Speed Camera Enforcement in Trinidad and Tobago.

It states: "In light of the above, the Ministry would like to clearly state that at present there are NO “fixed camera” and speed traps” in the following areas:

North Bound: 
1) Corinth Flyover 
2) Gasparillo Flyover 
3) Munroe Road Flyover 
4) Caroni Flyover 
5) Grand Bazaar

South Bound:
1) Seereeram Brothers
2) San Fernando Flyover
3) Golconda Flyover
4) Penal Flyover"

The Ministry  says it recognises and is very concerned with the rising trend of inaccurate information circulating in the public domain and urges the public to visit the Ministry’s Website and social media pages to verify the veracity of such information.

It says that once the required legislation is enacted, the Ministry of Works and Transport will apprise the public and its stakeholders of the new road safety measures.

It says that once a new system or project is implemented, the relevant information will be communicated.