While Trinidadians grapple with finding the discipline to maintain an 80 kilometre speed limit on the island’s roads, drivers in the sister isle are facing an even slower limit of 50 kilometres per hour.
Speaking last week at a police town meeting in Calder Hall, Assistant Commissioner of Police Garfield Moore said that Tobagonians must obey the speed limit, regardless of how they feel about it.
He noted that although the 50 kilometre per hour speed limit was imposed even before the Claude Noel Highway was constructed, the law is the law, and it must be obeyed.
Moore said that the police can only make recommendations, but at the end of the day it is up to the Minister of Works and Transport to take an Act to the Parliament, to have the speed limit increased or decreased.
He also reminded drivers in the sister isle that the 50 kilometres per hour speed limit is the same throughout the island, whether they are driving on the narrow roads leading to Castara and Charlotteville, or along the highway.
Tobago’s drivers have been having a hard time sticking to the limit however, and in recent days, many speeding tickets have been issued.