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Haiti - NOTICE : Call for the denunciation of road nuisances
25/01/2018 09:20:43

Haiti - NOTICE : Call for the denunciation of road nuisances
Following the circular of January 9, 2018 bearing the signature of the Prime Minister, Ronsard St Cyr, the Secretary of State for Public Security invites motorists and other road users to denounce any abusive and illegal use of flashing lights, sirens, horns deafening, blinding lights and other nuisance that are systematic violation of basic traffic rules causing drifts and an almost generalized disorder in traffic...

For this purpose, please contact the Office of the Secretary of State for Public Security Alert Center at the following numbers :

(509) 4430 2020 / (509) 4649 2020 / (509) 4907 2020
(509) 4713 2020 / (509) 4447 2020 / (509) 4933 2020

Recall that in his address to the Nation, at the opening of the first ordinary session of the 2018 legislative year, President Jovenel Moïse declared "I intend to step up the fight against corruption, embezzlement and the theft of property of State. Similarly, it is necessary to stop the abusive behavior of certain officials and individuals who attack the population with their sirens, their flashing light, their excessively tinted windows [...]" https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/jovenel-moise-08-01-2018.pdf

In his circular of January 9, 2018, the Prime Minister Lafontant, in his quality of president of the Superior Council of the National Police of Haiti, recalls that among others the devices, of lighting, the audible warning and the windows of the vehicles are strictly regulated by the decree of 1 June 2005 on the registration and circulation of vehicles, constituting the Highway Code.

Article 148 determines the lighting conditions required and prohibits that the lights dazzle other road users.
Paragraph 13 states that no lights shall be flashing, except direction indicators.
Paragraph 18 states that "the lighting system shall allow the driver to use three categories of light : position lights, code or crossing lights, high beam or cruise lights"

Article 152 concerning the audible warning states:
Paragraph (a) "Every vehicle shall be equipped with at least one sounding device of sufficient power, without any gongs, gongs, bells, sirens or other shrill sound likely to cause noise disturbance. These alarms should be heard at approximately twenty-five (25) meters.
Paragraph d) It will not be admitted as warning of multiple tubes sounds or whistles.
Subparagraph (e) The use of sirens is exclusively reserved for police vehicles, ambulances and vehicles of the fire service.

Article 154 states "No opaque material, no self-adhesive film shall be affixed to the windows and windshields of the vehicle"

"As a result, owners and drivers or drivers of vehicles are urged to take all appropriate measures as a matter of urgency to adjust the lighting, audible warning and windshields of their vehicles. Instructions were passed to the Haitian National Police to bring the necessary adjustments to this state of affairs that is harmful to the country and the population through the strict application of the Highway Code."

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