Works and Transport Minister, Fitzgerald Hinds said that experts from his Ministry have suggested in a recent report that safety barriers and specific precautions be put in place before the speed limit of 80 kph on the highways is increased.
The Minister said that since police have started using speed guns, there has been less accidents due to speeding. Noting especially that there were no road accident fatalities over the recent long weekend.
The report suggested “New Jersey Barriers” be put in place along the highways to reduce the number of vehicles crossing into oncoming traffic.
Hinds was speaking to the media at the Licensing Office on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain on Tuesday 31st May 2015, where he met with License Office Administration and Staff about work conditions and other issues in the License Office.