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New school year begins, police to target illegal taxis

Published:Monday | September 2, 2013 | 8:22 AM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The new school year begins today and the traffic police are warning that they will be targeting illegal taxis across the island.

The Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis says the traffic police will be supported by representatives from the Transport Authority, the Island Traffic Authority and the Island Special Constabulary Force.

He says the focus will be on vehicles with loud music, heavily tinted windows and those operating outside of their prescribed routes.

As of today, motorists in the Corporate Area travelling along Half-Way Tree Road will be able to make a left turn onto Chelsea Avenue, despite the traffic signals.

Motorists travelling towards Terra Nova Hotel will now be able to make the left turn onto South Avenue once the way is clear.

A left turn will also be allowed from Mona Road onto Wellington Drive once the way is clear.

The police have used the Constabulary Act to bypass the National Works Agency to instruct motorists coming down Hope Road to make a right turn onto King’s Avenue.

SSP Lewis stresses that all new transport measures will be sustained.


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