Citizens are being reminded to adhere to the road traffic laws and regulations in this country.
This reminder comes after police tabulated that 578 fixed penalty tickets had been issued drivers for use of the Priority Bus Route (PBR) in December.
And at $2,000 a ticket, this means that the State has potentially generated TT$1.156 million.
Speaking with Loop News today, senior officers noted that despite many public opinions, transit operations are not a ‘money-generating’ exercise, but a bid to ensure law and order was maintained, especially as it related to road use and road safety.
As such, they wanted to remind drivers that it was illegal to use the PBR without special permissions.
In addition to the fine, citizens will also be affixed six demerit points, which could go towards a license potentially being suspended.