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Bus Stops Now Being Enforced



Bus Stop newBasseterre, St. Kitts, (Wednesday 1st August, 2012) – Though the law was in place for the past couple months, the Police Traffic Department here in St. Kitts allowed a grace period for public bus drivers and their customers, to get accustomed to the new provisions, before taking legal action. All that is now done and over, as police, as of Wednesday 1stAugust, 2012, have started to enforce the new traffic regulations.

In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, the Traffic Department served final warning to drivers.Bus Operators and owners are advised that effective August 1st 2012, the Police will be enforcing the provisions of Regulation 39 (4) of the Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations, which states as follows, “No passenger bus shall stop to allow passengers on or off except in such areas as designated by the Licensing Authority.”

They continued, “These designated areas are identified by Bus Stop signs at strategic points along the bus routes in Basseterre. You are further advised that there should be no parking or waiting at these designated areas. Drivers of private vehicles are warned that it is an offence to park or wait at these locations, and are advised to refrain from doing so to avoid penalties.”

The penalty for non-compliance is $100.00 if ticketed or up to $3,500.00 if convicted by a magistrate.

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