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Speed guns in effect in Trinidad & Tobago

Postby X-Axis » April 29th, 2016, 11:40 am

Speed guns are now the hands of the police, and will be employed from Monday.

The announcement was made Friday by the Minister of Works Fitzgerald Hinds.

The law is to be gazetted on Monday and as such will be in place to allow for citizens who violate it to be ticketed. The fine is $1,000.

Hinds warned however that the coming weekend is not to be taken as a free for all to speed on the nation’s roads.

Hind said most of the fatalities that occur on the nation’s roads are preventable and are almost always as a result of bad and distracted driving.

He said statistics from a pilot speed trap showed that when the limit was set at 80 kilometres miles per hour, more than 500 people were in violation in one location. Hinds said this was a significant step towards making the nation’s roads safer.

Hinds said he has not heard any public call for the 80 kilometre per hour limit to be increased.

The introduction of the speed guns was announced at a press conference at the Ministry of Works and Transport in Port of Spain.


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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Habit7 » April 29th, 2016, 12:04 pm

This wicked PNM govt want us to drive smaller cars and drive slower!?!

This is madness, these ppl cannot govt this country. They have no clue how to run a govt.

Call elections now!

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » April 29th, 2016, 12:16 pm

Habit7 wrote:This wicked PNM govt want us to drive smaller cars and drive slower!?!

This is madness, these ppl cannot govt this country. They have no clue how to run a govt.

Call elections now!
sarcasm doesn't suit you

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Re: RE: Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Habit7 » April 29th, 2016, 12:22 pm

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
Habit7 wrote:This wicked PNM govt want us to drive smaller cars and drive slower!?!

This is madness, these ppl cannot govt this country. They have no clue how to run a govt.

Call elections now!
sarcasm doesn't suit you

Well according to ZR you iz a PNM. So this is all to force ppl to register for your drag meets, time attacks and rally racing. This is just to provide more money for the financiers like Trinituner and Syrians like the Amar's.

Now the poor man can't afford to speed in his Tiida. Only the rich Imbert can blow pass ppl in his Porsche Macan.

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Re: RE: Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » April 29th, 2016, 12:39 pm

Habit7 wrote:
Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
Habit7 wrote:This wicked PNM govt want us to drive smaller cars and drive slower!?!

This is madness, these ppl cannot govt this country. They have no clue how to run a govt.

Call elections now!
sarcasm doesn't suit you

Well according to ZR you iz a PNM. So this is all to force ppl to register for your drag meets, time attacks and rally racing. This is just to provide more money for the financiers like Trinituner and Syrians like the Amar's.

Now the poor man can't afford to speed in his Tiida. Only the rich Imbert can blow pass ppl in his Porsche Macan.
LOL

you can't add sarcasm to sarcasm

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby aaron17 » April 29th, 2016, 12:43 pm

I most of the time do around 80kmph on highway and ppl just cutting me off and taking me over like normal..like wtf.
Majority of drivers doing more than 80kmph. I want to know what is lowest speed limit you can go as well since ppl driving slow can cause traffic and bottleneck.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby TriniAutoMart » April 29th, 2016, 12:56 pm

Great job!!!!

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby aka » April 29th, 2016, 1:03 pm

#facepalm

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby urbandilema » April 29th, 2016, 1:03 pm

Well I feel dem gonna charge me first on the highways

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby aaron17 » April 29th, 2016, 1:06 pm

so what about talking on your phone or seat belt ?...same scenario..lack of police men and women to detect this.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby MaxPower » April 29th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Yeh but are the speed guns working?

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Miktay » April 29th, 2016, 1:53 pm

Have the guns been calibrated properly?

GPS and smartphones w/b useful in determining this.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby src1983 » April 29th, 2016, 2:00 pm

Good job!!!!

Too much people hit 160ks going down the highway

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby TRDGUY » April 29th, 2016, 2:01 pm

Those speed gun results are subjective after rain I heard .... Headlights , fogs throws of the calibration as well.
don't quote me ..

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby TRDGUY » April 29th, 2016, 2:02 pm

Those speed gun results are subjective after rain I heard .... Headlights , fogs throws of the calibration as well.
don't quote me ..

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby TRDGUY » April 29th, 2016, 2:02 pm

Those speed gun results are subjective after rain I heard .... Headlights , fogs throws of the calibration as well.
don't quote me ..

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Miktay » April 29th, 2016, 2:10 pm

Time 2 buy a fog machine.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby TurboSingh12 » April 29th, 2016, 2:15 pm

TriniAutoMart wrote:Great job!!!!


Great more traffic!

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby pugboy » April 29th, 2016, 2:27 pm

need them to be used in wee hours when after party goers get into accidents

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby skylinechild » April 29th, 2016, 2:40 pm

X-Axis wrote:Speed guns are now the hands of the police, and will be employed from Monday.

The announcement was made Friday by the Minister of Works Fitzgerald Hinds.

The law is to be gazetted on Monday and as such will be in place to allow for citizens who violate it to be ticketed. The fine is $1,000.

Hinds warned however that the coming weekend is not to be taken as a free for all to speed on the nation’s roads.

Hind said most of the fatalities that occur on the nation’s roads are preventable and are almost always as a result of bad and distracted driving.

He said statistics from a pilot speed trap showed that when the limit was set at 80 kilometres miles per hour, more than 500 people were in violation in one location. Hinds said this was a significant step towards making the nation’s roads safer.

Hinds said he has not heard any public call for the 80 kilometre per hour limit to be increased.

The introduction of the speed guns was announced at a press conference at the Ministry of Works and Transport in Port of Spain.


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160429 ... rom-monday


since the population would now be driving at 80kms....does this also include the escort for the ministers or is it a case of
all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.??"

btw not affected....i drive 80kms.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby greggle71 » April 29th, 2016, 3:15 pm

I think there should be a discretionary approach to this or at least I hope .You can safely operate even the most primitive of vehicles up to about 100-110km/h so my hope is that while the limit is the limit a reasonable ticketing speed of let's say over 120 km/h is applied.

I wouldn't expect any law enforcement or govt rep to come out and say this but my hope is that they take that approach.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby drchaos » April 29th, 2016, 3:35 pm

Welcomed! But 80 kph is soooooo slooooow

increased to 100 kph and now we talking sense.

Anyone know what type of guns they using? Radar? Laser?
Time to invest in some detection equipment.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby pete » April 29th, 2016, 3:38 pm

Next is the red light enforcement bill

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby greggle71 » April 29th, 2016, 3:47 pm

pete wrote:Next is the red light enforcement bill


This where the revenue is, if it's the same 1k per ticket the govt will easily accrue almost 10,000 tickets monthly based on how we see drivers indiscriminately break red lights all over the place. The fines would easily pay for the installation at major traffic lights across the country within a year.

All the more reason to move to a electronic vehicle registration system so tickets come in the mail. Technically you don't even have to run down delinquent offenders for payment if you can tie the registration to an individual's driver permit. Jam everybody when they come for driver permit renewal or want to purchase a new vehicle for any unpaid tickets.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Spitfir3 » April 29th, 2016, 4:50 pm

change that 80kmph to at least 100kmph and is cool scne

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » April 29th, 2016, 4:54 pm

there is a petition to change the speed limits
https://www.change.org/p/ministry-of-tr ... 00-120km-h

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby Dragular » April 29th, 2016, 5:43 pm

Driving from POS to Chaguanas this evening and i decided to look out for Signs to show what the speed limit is in various areas- highway, residential and main street/side street

I saw None!

I think this should be a pre-requirement before charging people for going over the speed limit- Have proper signage and also change the speed limits. 80km for highway is terrible.

i dont know what the law in the US is but there is a speed sign every few hundred meters

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby SRASC » April 29th, 2016, 5:54 pm

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:there is a petition to change the speed limits
https://www.change.org/p/ministry-of-tr ... 00-120km-h


"Hinds said he has not heard any public call for the 80 kilometre per hour limit to be increased."

I was wondering about that.

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Postby baigan » April 29th, 2016, 6:21 pm

Dragular wrote:Driving from POS to Chaguanas this evening and i decided to look out for Signs to show what the speed limit is in various areas- highway, residential and main street/side street

I saw None!

I think this should be a pre-requirement before charging people for going over the speed limit- Have proper signage and also change the speed limits. 80km for highway is terrible.

i dont know what the law in the US is but there is a speed sign every few hundred meters

I think in the US its 70 mph for the highway.. so about 113kph or so .

I agree with you, 80 is a bit too slow and yeah we need more signs.

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Re: Speed guns in effect from Monday

Postby jhonnieblue » April 29th, 2016, 7:14 pm

80 km/hr def to slow...time to get a radar detector

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