Road Safety

Several DUI arrests in Road Traffic Exercise

The Trinidad and Police Service (TTPS) is issuing another reminder to drivers to “Drive Sober”, especially during this Carnival season.

This, as five people are expected to appear in court today, Tuesday 18th February, on charges of driving  a  vehicle with  breath  alcohol  levels  exceeding  the  prescribed  legal  limit. 

Oil spill on St. Ann’s Road today

There are reports of an oil spill occurring on St. Ann's Road in the vicinity of Queen's Hall, today.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, the Port of Spain City Corporation's Disaster Management Unit raised an alert about the spill, this morning.

According to the ministry’s release, members of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service were on the scene, dealing with the spill.

Citizens were urged to proceed with caution and follow the directives given by officials on the scene.

Mosquito Creek “a disaster waiting to happen”—Dr Suruj Rambachan

Former Works and Transport Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan said yesterday’s accident along Mosquito Creek was a disaster waiting to happen.

In a press release, Dr Rambachan said the recently opened section along the Creek was opened without any shoulder, and very narrow lanes. He says it is an example of the carelessness of the current government in treating with the lives and safety of citizens.

TTPS urges safer road use as 5 road fatalities recorded for 2020

With the New Year only 10 days old, already there have been five road traffic fatalities recorded for the year 2020.

And the Trinidad  and  Tobago  Police  Service  (TTPS)  is  appealing  to  motorists  to exercise greater care and caution when driving on the nation’s roadways.

In an official statement, the TTPS notes that of those five fatalities already recorded, two of those have occurred in Tobago.

Arrive Alive laments continued road carnage

“Buckle up in the backseat, too!”

That’s the appeal from the President of Arrive Alive, Sharon Inglefield.

According to the Arrive Alive president, in 2019, there was an increase in passenger deaths, in the overall road fatalities statistics.

And she is urging government to look closely at those statistics when making decisions about the nation’s roads, and creating policies to change driver behaviour.

Road safety stakeholders: Accidents are preventable

Every time an ac­ci­dent hap­pens, as a Road Safe­ty Of­fi­cer, "It feels like you failed".

That's ac­cord­ing to TTPS Road Safe­ty Co­or­di­na­tor Brent Bat­son at the 6th An­nu­al Road Saftey Awards cer­e­mo­ny to­day.

ATTIC calls for new measures as 30 die on roads this year

With 30 road deaths for the year already, the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies is calling for the implementation of several measures, including parents limiting young drivers on the nation's roads at nights.

The association issued a statement today also calling for increased police presence on the nation's roads and the erection of proper barriers on the highways.

The following is ATTIC's statement: