Illegal Installation Of Traffic Sign Or Other Device

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The Department of Infrastructure, Ports, and Transport is aware of a video circulating via social media over the past few days depicting the installation of speed bumps and a pedestrian crossing at the Vieux Fort Freezone.

We wish to inform the public that the aforementioned traffic control devices WERE NOT erected, painted or authorized by the Department.

The public is therefore reminded that in accordance with Saint Lucia’s Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, persons MUST NOT erect, place or mark any traffic sign or device unless authorized to do so by the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Transport.

Section 72(15) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Cap 8.01 prescribes the penalties:

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(15) A person who —

(a) unlawfully places, erects, marks or retains, or causes to be placed,

erected, marked or retained, any traffic sign or device on or near any

road; or

(b) removes, defaces, damages, alters, obscures or in any way interferes with any traffic sign lawfully placed, erected, marked or retained on or near any road, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.

The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport is therefore appealing to members of the public involved in this and similar acts, to cease and desist, and remove any sign or marking placed on or near any road without proper authorization.

Source: Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport. Headline photo: Screen grab from social media video 

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15 COMMENTS

  1. So gangstAs’s tryin play Sheriff and Deputy down in VIeu FOrked, they making road signage’s now smph…I think someone “” needs to work a peace treaty,signed,sealed and delivered down der in VF like in Ans La ray and figure out better days and ways!. Woiii

  2. In these hard times a citizen will paint a whole pedestrian crossing and install a speed bump on the street just like that. The Ministry make a magee with themselves and they trying to pass the blame. Own up to back to front decisions you’ll making.

  3. In these hard times a citizen will paint a whole pedestrian crossing and install a speed bump on the street just like that. The Ministry make a magee with themselves and they trying to pass the blame. Own up to back to front decisions you’ll making.

  4. This place is not ready. People are warned instead of arrested regardless of party in power. In the absence of prosecution, the lawlessness continues unabated. What do we have a police force for ?

  5. Really, the department is putting out a press release to ask people not to do unlawful acts, instead of arresting the law breakers and charging them, what kind of government does that. Can the people of the country have any faith in the government doing something right. Something as simple as taking the police go to the area and arrest those responsible?.
    St Lucia is really a lawless county and anything goes.

    • Yes uh that there just by the airport you can consider that part of the airport itself but these port police that always harassing people when they parking a little place or when you come to collect your guests or drop off rushing you to move your vehicle they didnt see that being installed for them to stop it

  6. This is a pure case of my party in power and I am a big man in the party so I can do what I want. This is not the first time it has happened under the slp. Let’s just remember the one at the foot of the hill right in front of Hess.

  7. “The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport is therefore appealing to members of the public involved in this and similar acts, to cease and desist, and remove any sign or marking placed on or near any road without proper authorization.” the police that passing on the bikes should see these things and remove them as well dont just blame it on the public

  8. i have a question does this same law apply to the people that like to put stones boards or cones along the street to save parkings for people vehicles? the guyanese vendors by dax does it alot

  9. St.Lucia is a Corrupt Island where anythings Happens and Nothing for that .The Section can Be published which makes no Sense to persons who Dont Respect law and order in St.Lucia .Only the poor man Feels it

  10. St.Lucia is a Corrupt Island where anythings Happens and Nothing for that .The Section can Be published which makes no Sense to persons who Dont Respect law and order in St.Lucia

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