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ODPM advises use of public transportation and carpooling to reduce traffic in and around Port of Spain during Independence Day Celebrations


The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) urges persons coming into Port of Spain for Independence Day Celebrations over the next few days to utilize public transportation and carpooling as much as possible. This is recommended in order to ease traffic congestion in and around the city and to ensure the effectiveness of emergency services if required.


The public is also reminded of the following safety tips during mass crowd events:

  • Memorise emergency numbers and emergency routes
  • Be aware of the location and access route to the nearest police station ahead of time
  • Decide where you will meet up with friends and family ahead of time in the event you are separated or there is an emergency.
  • Identify muster points and emergency exits.
  • Teach your children what to do if lost or separated from you (find the nearest police station or go to the designated area for lost children)

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