NEW ROAD TRAFFIC ACT NOW IN EFFECT

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The new Road Traffic Act 2018 is now in effect, with harsher penalties for offences.

Many motorists are reportedly still in the dark, as to what the new law entails and the Opposition has long complained about the lack of adequate public education.

The government has however countered, that public education has been ongoing for the past few years.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF, has bee uploading snippets of the legislation, relating to penalties on its social media platform since Monday.

Among the stiffer penalties, are hefty fines for breaches committed by motorcycle drivers.

A loud muffler and popping a wheelie, will attract a fine of 10 thousand dollars, while not wearing a helmet, will result in an 8 thousand dollar fine.

Transport Minister Audley Shaw, outlined some of the motorcycle offences, in Parliament yesterday.

Mr. Shaw also outlined offences related to telephone use while driving.

The Minister also outlined that cameras will be used for remote detection of offences.