500 more traffic wardens

Caption: Traffic wardens during a swearing in ceremony in 2011. (GISL file photo)

July 16, 2013:

An additional 500 traffic wardens will be employed by the Ministry of Works and Transport in the coming weeks.

Line Minister, Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan said Cabinet has already given its approval.

Speaking at the launch of the Ministry’s Traffic Awareness Week, Rambachan said the additional wardens assist in alleviating traffic issues.

The minister stated that it was time to be less diplomatic and more aggressive when dealing with persons who commit traffic offences as he said Trinidad and Tobago’s road culture was "very disturbing" and "unacceptable".

Morning traffic, he noted, was most times intolerable which he reasoned could affect employee’s productivity and performance.

Rambachan said the media should also use clips developed from information gathered by the National Traffic Management Centre to educate the public on issues, such as speeding, road rage and red light enforcement. 

As such, he said Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG) will receive information from the Ministry to disseminate to the public in a road safety campaign. 

A partnership is being developed with CNMG but would not exclude any other television station which would want to be beneficiaries of these clips and use them in traffic management awareness and traffic delayed management, as well as road safety.

 

 

 

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