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Thursday 18 January 2018

President assents to new speed

The new speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour could take effect as early as today, Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan told Newsday yesterday. His ministry in a statement yesterday indicated that President Anthony Carmona has assented to the measure to raise the speed from the current 80 kph, the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic (Amendment)(No 2) Act 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 TT,” the statement said. “The ministry has commenced the process of installing the necessary signage to inform motorists of the impending changes.

Promising to continue to update the general public on the new speed limit, the statement advised that drivers “are asked to remain cautious and vigilant on the nation’s roads.” Sinanan told Newsday, “We are preparing the order, and it becomes law.” Asked when the order would be ready, he said, “Maybe by tomorrow (today) or so.”


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