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Highway 2000 to enforce vehicle classification guidelines

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 10:23 AM
The Jamaica Infrastructure Operators, which operates the East-West stretch of the Highway, has been issuing flyers stating that the measurements as gazetted in 2006 for vehicles will be strictly enforced.

Starting today, some motorists who use Highway 2000 could see their vehicles reclassified as the operators of the roadway have announced they will be strictly adhering to certain rules. 

The Jamaica Infrastructure Operators, which operates the East-West stretch of the Highway, has been issuing advisories stating that the measurements as gazetted in 2006 for vehicles will be strictly enforced. 

This will affect motorists who use the Portmore, Spanish Town, Vineyards and May Pen legs of the highway. 

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that previously some officials at the various legs would use their discretion in classifying some types of vehicles such as pick-ups. 

However, with the enforcement, the discretion will be removed and some vehicles that were previously in the class two category could be placed in the more expensive class three.

Under the toll regulations, vehicles with a height of less than 1.7 metres are ranked as class one. 

Vehicles higher than 1.7 metres but with a length less than 5.5 metres are in class two. 

Other vehicles higher than 1.7 metres but longer than 5.5 metres are placed in class three.