On Monday March 28, 2022, the Minister of Works and Transport, Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan distributed Instruments of Appointment to the members of the newly reconstituted Trinidad and Tobago National Road Safety Council. Developed to spearhead a more integrated approach to road safety, this multi-sectoral body will work toward intensifying the national response to reduce road fatalities and serious injuries.
The reconstitution of this Council serves as another step in the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to institutionalize systems to bring about a safer environment for drivers, passengers and pedestrians in Trinidad and Tobago.
The National Road Safety Council includes the following personnel:
- Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Transport (Chair)
- Transport Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Transport
- Director of Legal Services Unit, Ministry of Works and Transport
- Chief Traffic Engineer, Ministry of Works and Transport
- Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health
- Assistant Chief Fire Officer (Ag.)Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service
- Secretary to the Committee, Ministry of Works and Transport
- Assistant Commissioner of Police ‘Specialized Support’ Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and;
- Board of Directors, Arrive Alive
The mandate of the Trinidad and Tobago Road Safety Council now includes:
Serving as the overarching body responsible for co-ordination with inter-agency and multi-sector stakeholders with a shared goal for reducing road traffic-related incidents.
Guiding other intergovernmental agencies where matters of road and transportation safety arise as well as evidence on legislative issues, technology developments and industry standards or best practices.
Setting Quantitative Road Safety Targets for the country.
Finalizing the National Road Safety Plan (Roadmap) for Trinidad and Tobago (2020-2030).
Offering guidance to the Local Government Regional and City Corporations for the formulation of respective Regional Safety Plans in alignment with the approved National Road Safety Plan (Roadmap) for Trinidad and Tobago (2020-2030).
Convening, at a minimum, bi-annual consultations with all key stakeholders inclusive of non-governmental organizations, the University of the West Indies, Arrive Alive, and the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies.