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No parking near US Embassy, Canadian High Commission

Published:Wednesday | February 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM

The traffic police are to enforce a strict no-parking rule in the immediate vicinity of both the United States (US) Embassy and the Canadian High Commission, in St Andrew.

"On Monday we started to sensitise motorists about this no-parking rule and yesterday we started to enforce it," Senior Superintendent of Police Radcliffe Lewis told The Gleaner.

"We made the decision because of traffic congestion and more importantly because of security concerns," added Lewis.

He said the section of Mona Road and Old Hope Road near the US Embassy and the section of West King's House and Waterloo roads near the Canadian High Commission would be painted with no-parking signs.

"Any vehicle which is parked in any of these areas will be towed to the Kingston and St Andrew pound," said Lewis.

"Persons doing business at any of these two premises will have to park elsewhere, because we will be strict."

According to Lewis, one vehicle was towed yesterday while the drivers of two others drove away as the police approached.

Lewis said the touts who usually loiter near the US Embassy and charge people to park on the roadway are also being targeted.