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Police patrol 'one-way' road

Police patrol 'one-way' road

Wednesday 05 February 2020

Police patrol 'one-way' road

Wednesday 05 February 2020

Police have been sent to patrol Green Street after reports of motorists ignoring its new 'one-way' status - and are warning that persistent rule-breakers could face serious consequences.

The Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis, signed off on a decision in October last year to make Green Street one way, so that traffic can only travel northbound - away from the sea.

The only exception to the new rule, which was intended to make the busy road safer for pedestrians, was buses and bicycles, but islanders have since been spotted flouting the rule.

The news prompted a reminder from St. Helier's Honorary Police, who reminded motorists that those ignoring the rule would be liable for prosecution in a notice on Facebook.


Pictured: A reminder was issued to motorists by the Honorary Police.

But with the message still failing to get through, both Honoraries and the States of Jersey Police have taken to patrolling the area.

A Police spokesperson told Express: "We have received a number of reports regarding members of the public failing to comply with the new one-way system on Green Street. We are therefore periodically posting officers to help address this.

"Those choosing to ignore the signs will likely receive words of advice (with details taken) or be referred for Parish Hall Enquiry, dependent upon the circumstances."

Deputy Montfort Tadier suggested a camera to alleviate the ongoing problem of Green Street rule-breakers.

He aired his frustrations earlier this week on Twitter, posting a video of an offending vehicle - which has now been taken down - followed by a photo of the sign at the roundabout end of the road captioned: "Seems quite clear to me. No entry sign - 'except buses and cycles.'"

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Posted by nigel pearce on
Extract from text: 'St. Helier Honorary Police reminded motorists that those ignoring the rule would be liable for prosecution in a notice on Facebook!"
If you don't read Facebook, how are you to know that you are being prosecuted?
Posted by Mary Grouville on
The signs are too far down the road. They should be much clearer from the round about itself and perhaps with warnings about the change!! Once you get as far as the sign posted above by Monty, you are committed as there is nowhere to turn and you can’t reverse back onto the roundabout!
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