Offences, Fines & Demerits

Demerit Points for Traffic Violations and Offenses

Please see the table below for a listing of traffic violations and offenses that carry Demerit Points under the Ninth Schedule located under the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, tab on the homepage.

          Where there is no fixed penalty fine stipulated, this is an offense or violation that is not subject to the Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticketing System. In that instance, Demerit points will be recorded only upon conviction before a Court.

        Useful Links 

        MVRT Act Chapter 48.50
        MVRT Act No. 9 of 2017
        Traffic Notices
        Vehicle Testing Stations
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        TRANSFORMATION OF LICENSING

        RFID tags make the identification of legally licensed vehicles fast and reliable. Learn how they work. 

        DEMERIT POINTS SYSTEM

        If you commit an offence that carries demerit points, the points are added to your driving record. Learn more.

        UTURN PORTAL

        Spot speed cameras operate throughout T&T at carefully selected locations to prevent speed offences. Click for info.

        TRAFFIC TICKETING SYSTEM

        Enabling smart ticketing for enforcement of traffic violations. Learn how it works here....

        RED LIGHT CAMERA SYSTEM

        You will receive a ticket if your vehicle is caught on camera breaking a red light. Click to see penalties.

        VEHICLE INSPECTION

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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.