Frequently Asked Questions

Red-Light Camera Enforcement System

What is a Citation Notice ?

When a vehicle is captured breaching the red light , a photograph and video recording are electronically transferred to the Traffic Enforcement Centre where a team of highly trained and certified analyst and inspection Officers review the footage to determine whether a breach of the red-light signal did occur. On confirmation, a citation Notice is produced and delivered via TTPOST Courier to the registered owner of the vehicle.

What should I expect when I receive a Citation Notice via a TTPOST courier?

The Citation Notice will include photographs and a link to a video recording showing the vehicle breach of the red-light at an intersection.

The digital photographs and video recording show the red light violator entering the intersection on a red signal, as well as the vehicle’s progression through the intersection.

After the camera takes the picture does the ticket go directly to the owner in the mail?

No, there is a process before a Citation Notice is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. The photographs and video recording of the traffic violation captured by the camera are reviewed and analysed by the Traffic Enforcement Centre. If the breach is confirmed, a Citation Notice will be generated and delivered via TTPOST Courier to the registered owner(s) of the vehicle.

Does the camera take the photograph of the vehicle when the traffic light turns amber?

No. The photographs and video recording are reviewed by the Traffic Enforcement Centre. The system captures only those vehicles that enter the intersection after the light turned red. Enforcement action is only taken when it is clear that a vehicle has proceeded through a red light at an intersection.

I have received a Citation Notice but I lent my vehicle to a friend when the violation was captured – who is responsible?

The ultimate responsibility lies with registered owner of the vehicle for the payment of the Citation Notice. You can pay the fine for the Citation Notice and seek to recover the sum from your friend or the driver.

I run a company and I have a number of drivers who drive vehicles belonging to the company. The company, as registered owner, received 3 Citation Notices in just a week for breaking red lights. I don’t know or have records on who was driving at the time. What happens?

If you receive a Citation Notice in your company’s name, you need to pay the fine within 45 days from the date of service. A Company Vehicle Use Policy should be developed to ensure there are records on drivers who use company vehicles in the course of their duties. Registered owners are entitled to seek to recover the fine for a Citation Notice from the driver of the vehicle.

Are there Demerit Points for Citation Notices for Red Light Camera Traffic Violations?

There are NO DEMERIT POINTS for traffic violations detected by automated traffic enforcement cameras.

Can the cameras capture red light traffic violations in different lanes at the same time?

Yes, the cameras are capable of detecting and capturing multiple red-light violations in the intersection at the same time.

If I didn’t pay the escalated payment of the fixed penalty amount stated on the ticket plus the 25% increase within the fourteen (14) day time period and the Licensing Authority imposed sanctions to cease all transactions with the vehicle and myself, would I be able to apply for a certified copy of my vehicle’s registration?

Until the traffic ticket is paid, you would be prohibited from conducting any transactions at the Licensing Authority.

The address used to send the Citation Notice is based on what information?

The address(es) provided to the Licensing Authority.

How long after a red-light traffic violation is detected that a Citation Notice can be sent to the owner of the vehicle?

Within Thirty (30) Days after detection of the traffic violation.

Will the Red Light Camera Enforcement Technology be deployed at all/major traffic lights?

No. Red Light Cameras will be placed at high crash risk intersections. The objective of a red light camera is to improve intersection safety for motorists by reducing the number of red light violations and possible accidents.

Fixed Penalty System

How much is the fine for a Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticket?

The fine for Traffic Violations range between $300.00 to $3000.00, depending on the severity of the traffic violation. For more details visit our website drivingtt.com.

How long do I have to pay a Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticket?

You have 30 days to pay the fine from the date of issue of the traffic ticket. Payment can be made at authorised TTPOST locations. For a list of locations, please visit our website drivingtt.com.


Where is the ‘Fixed Penalty Notice Number’ on the Traffic Ticket?

When you pay a Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticket, you will need to know the ‘Fixed Penalty Notice Number’. This is a reference number identified at the top of the ticket.

I have lost my fixed penalty traffic ticket, can I still make the payment?

Yes, once you are still within the 30-day period for payment. The payment must be made within 30 days from the date of issue of the ticket. You will need to provide your Driver’s Permit Number and/or the vehicle registration number to the TTPOST Cashier.

So what happens if I ignore a Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticket?

If you fail to pay your traffic ticket or file a Notice to Contest by the due dates, the fine specified on the Traffic Ticket (eg. $1,000.00) will automatically escalate by 25% of the amount ($1,250.00) and you have 14 days to pay.

Demerit Points, if applicable, will be recorded against the driving permit record.

If the escalated payment ($1,250.00) is not made within an addditional 14 days, it will automatically escalate by another 25% ($1,500.00) and the Licensing Authority will have the power to impose sanctions until the outstanding sum is paid.

Can I contest the Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticket within the fifteen (15) day period and then change my mind about contesting it?

Yes. The payment must be made within 30 days from the date of issue of the ticket. On payment, the matter will be removed from the Court Listing.

What if my date for payment falls on a weekend?

If the date for payment falls on a weekend or public holiday, the transaction processing due date will automatically shift to the next business date for payment at authorised TTPOST Locations.

I disagree with the issue of the ticket, can I challenge or appeal a Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticket?

To challenge a traffic ticket, you must file a notice to contest requesting a Court hearing online via https://contest.ttlawcourts.org

Is a traffic ticket recorded as part of a criminal record?

No. A fixed penalty traffic ticket is issued for minor traffic violations. If you pay the fine on time, that’s the end of the matter and all liability for the traffic violation/offence is discharged. It will not form part of a criminal record.

I received a Traffic Ticket last week and I am scheduled to travel overseas in five days for a 2month vacation. Do I still have to pay the fine?

I received a Traffic Ticket last week and I am scheduled to travel overseas in five days for a 2month vacation. Do I still have to pay the fine?
Answer: Yes. An unpaid fine results in immediate escalation of the fine and the Licensing Authority can take further action against you in accordance of the law. You can authorise anyone to pay your ticket on your behalf. For more information visit drivingtt.com.

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Demerit Points System

Do Demerit Points apply to all Fixed Penalty Traffic Tickets?

Not all traffic violations carry demerit points. For a full listing of offences and violations which carry demerit points visit drivingtt.com.

I got caught by the speed gun exceeding the speed limit by 35km/h. I am worried that my driving permit will be suspended if I pay the fine. How can I check many demerit points I have so far?

You can check how many points you have online via https://apps.mowt.gov.tt.
If you don’t pay the fine by the due date on the traffic ticket, the fine will automatically escalate by 25% and demerit points will automatically be added to your record.


Is it true that failure to inspect the motor vehicle is now a traffic violation under the Fixed Penalty Ticketing System? If so, what’s the Fixed Penalty ($) and are there Demerit Points?

Yes, you can now receive a fixed penalty traffic ticket for failure to inspect your vehicle. The fine is $1,000.00 and it carries 9 demerit points.

When does the disqualification take effect?

After Licensing Authority follows due process by giving you the opportunity to show cause as to why your driving permit should not be suspended, a decision will be made. If the decision is disqualification of your driving permit, you will receive a written notice of disqualification/suspension and you will have 14 days to surrender the driving permit to the Licensing Authority.

If my driving permit is suspended under the Demerit Point System, is it invalid? Can it be used as a form of Identification?

A driving permit suspended by the Licensing Authority is void and of no effect. It must be surrendered to the Licensing Authority within 14 days of your written notification of suspension. If you don’t surrender, it is an offence carrying fine of $5000.00 and further disqualification for an additional period of one year.

Demerit Points, if applicable, will be recorded against the driving permit record.

If the escalated payment ($1,250.00) is not made within an addditional 14 days, it will automatically escalate by another 25% ($1,500.00) and the Licensing Authority will have the power to impose sanctions until the outstanding sum is paid.

How do I regain my driving permit after it has been suspended by the Licensing Authority?

You will be required to participate in a driver’s rehabilitation programme, resit the driving test and regulations, as well as, pay the fee.

How long do the demerit points stay on my driving permit record?

Demerit Points are calculated within a three year period and can be removed from the driving permit record only after two consecutive years of no additional demerit points.

Useful Links 

MVRT Act Chapter 48.50
MVRT Act No. 9 of 2017
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Notice for Drivers

For More information on the Amendments to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, please visit the Ministry’s website – www.mowt.gov.tt and click on MVRT Act Chapter 48 50 tab.

Remember, to avoid a traffic ticket and demerit points simply obey the road traffic laws. Do not act contrary to the law outlined in the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Chapter 48:50. 

The Transport Division of the Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise all permit holders /motorists to ensure that their vehicles are in compliance with the TARE Weight and Maximum Gross TARE Weight in keeping with the law.