MOWT Condemns Incident Involving Traffic Warden

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MOWT Condemns Incident Involving Traffic Warden

“Any driver who fails to comply with the directions given by a Traffic Warden while on duty is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10K and imprisonment for six months”.

This information was contained in a media release issued by the Ministry of Works and Transport on Tuesday as it noted with grave concern the viral video which captured the physical altercation between a Traffic Warden and an off-duty Police Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on Monday along Frederick Street, Port of Spain.

The Ministry said any conduct or the display of behaviour by any member of the public that amounts to interference with the powers of a Traffic Warden and an obstruction in the execution of their duty must be condemned and dealt with in accordance with the law.

It said members of the public are reminded that under the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, a Traffic Warden is appointed by the Commissioner of Police, to assist in the control and regulation of road traffic and enforcement of road traffic laws. Also, a Traffic Warden in uniform has the authority to issue Fixed Penalty Notices to motorists for traffic violations.