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Report illegal wrecking to the Police Complaints Authority…

Report illegal wrecking to the Police Complaints Authority…

illegal wreckingThere is concern today from drivers in the Port of Spain area of illegal wrecking.

Complaints have been ongoing of wreckers illegally taking vehicles contrary to the law.

One such incident occurred earlier this morning when the vehicle of one female motorist was taken by the wrecker even though the female police officer who accompanied the wrecker was told that the woman was coming to take her vehicle.

When the motorist arrived, she went into her vehicle to move it however the officer then proceeded to get into the wrecker and tow the vehicle with the female motorist in it.

Speaking with News Power Now this morning Head of the Police Complaints Authority quoted from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Standing order number 44- 15 C (1) stated that the officer in such a case should have released the vehicle to the owner.

The woman was said to have been threatened with arrest if she refused to exit the vehicle. West revealed that in such a situation the motorist should report the matter to the PCA.

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A fallen parking sign is tucked behind a pillar on Duke Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. May 23rd, 2015.

A fallen parking sign is tucked behind a pillar on Duke Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. May 23rd, 2015.

Meanwhile…Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Keron Valentine says signage in and around the Capital City has to be updated and visible in full view of citizens.

Speaking with News Power Now Mayor Valentine said he has tried over and over to the get Traffic Management Department to fix signage in Port-of-Spain.

This he says will put an end to illegal wrecking and parking.

trafficwardenondutyMayor Valentine also added that all wreckers are fitted with cameras on their vehicles in the event of an incident.

Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Keron Valentine also said that citizens who wish to file a formal complaint about being illegally wrecked can do so

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