Saint Lucia police have issued a warning to owners of flatbed trailers parked along the Millennium Highway, the Allan Bousquet Highway, Bananes Bay and Hospital Road to remove the trailers.
The warning follows a complaint Wednesday from Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, as he addressed the annual general meeting of the Police Welfare Association (PWA).
Asserting that there should be no exceptions when it comes to enforcing the law, Chastanet said he was given assurances that the flatbed trucks at Bananes and Faux A Chaux would be gone by January, but had not been removed.
‘This is what must change – and I want to build a police force that when we have a law, we know that it is going to be enforced,’ he told police officers.
The public notice issued Friday by the Royal Police Force (RSLPF) observed that it is an offence to improperly park a trailer.
It said failure to comply will result in detention of any trailer parked along the named routes at the expense of the owner, in keeping with the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act Chapter 8.01 of 2013.
‘We solicit your continued cooperation in creating safer road conditions for commuters,’ the public notice said.