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Traffic laws in full effect on North-South Highway

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 3:00 AM
The toll plaza at Caymanas Bay, St Catherine.

With the additional leg of the North-South Highway now open to the motoring public, Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, who is in charge of the traffic and highway division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is cautioning users of the corridor to abide by the rules of the road and to make safety a priority.

"Given the dynamics of different areas of the road network, it is important to obey all posted traffic signs and/or markings on the road surface," he said.

In a statement from the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Allen noted that the highway had been officially gazetted.

This means that previous ambiguity surrounding the issuance of tickets on the highway corridor have now been erased.

Allen, therefore, advised motorists that all facets of the Road Traffic Act would be strictly enforced, including the speed limit.

The highway, which runs from Caymanas Bay, St Catherine, to Mammee Bay in St Ann, will see the daily deployment of officers on mobile patrol.

Motorists can be assured that the new throughway will be thoroughly secured as the police are committed to ensuring the safety of all road users, the police have said.