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We will prosecute on toll roads - Lewis

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2013
SSP Radcliffe Lewis

The head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Radcliffe Lewis, has described as unfortunate South West St Catherine Member of Parliament Everald Warmington's assertion that the issuing of traffic tickets to motorists on the country's toll roads is illegal.

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Warmington charged that the toll roads are private as they have not been gazetted as public thoroughfares.

Warmington said by virtue of that fact, the police have no legal right to issue tickets on roads such as Highway 2000.

However, SSP Lewis says Warmington's statement is not based on fact.

Lewis is warning that persons caught driving above the stipulated speed limit or who cause any accident because of careless driving on any roadway, including the toll road, will be charged.

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