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No thoroughfare zone

No Thoroughfare 101 - What students, staff and visitors to the campus need to know

The UWI St. Augustine Campus announced new traffic procedures with effect from September 5, 2016, converting the campus into a NO THOROUGHFARE ZONE. The conversion of the campus into a no thoroughfare zone is meant to significantly reduce the possibility of unauthorised individuals on our campus and to ensure a safer and more secure campus for all. Here’s what you need to know about this change: 

Who can enter the campus?

Authorised vehicles (vehicles displaying valid UWI Permits) and visitors, suppliers and other members of the general public doing business on the campus can still enter the campus. However, there are specific points of entry for authorised vehicles and all other persons wishing to access the campus.

 

How and where can authorised vehicles enter the campus? 

Authorised vehicles (displaying valid UWI Permits) can enter the campus through all regular access points. However, only authorised vehicles will be granted vehicular access to the campus through the NORTH and SOUTH GATES (gates off of the Eastern Main Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, respectively). 

 

How and where can vehicles without UWI Permits (visitors – including alumni, suppliers and other members of the general public doing business on the campus) enter the campus? 

All visitors, including alumni, suppliers and other members of the general public doing business on the campus (for e.g. at REPUBLIC BANK, TTPost, BOOKSHOP, etc.), whose vehicles do not display valid Permits, must use the VISITORS’ GATE, accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (East of the campus, obliquely opposite the Milner Hall), to enter the campus. Members of the general public who routinely use campus roads as a thoroughfare are advised to use alternative routes. 

 

How and where can students request a UWI permit? 

During the period September 6-16, 2016, students can apply for permits at the Conference Room, Lloyd Braithwaite Student Administration Building. It can be located on the Campus Map. When applying the student must present valid vehicle insurance for the vehicle/vehicles, Student ID and Driver's Permit. If the vehicle insurance is not issued in the name of the student, a letter of authorisation from the parent/spouse authorising the student to drive the vehicle should be presented.

 

How and where can staff request a UWI permit? 

Staff can request a permit via their Head of Department.

 

Can a student apply for multiple permits? What about parents/ relatives/ spouses who routinely drop off/ pick up students on the campus? 

A student can have up to two vehicles assigned to one permit. In cases where a student is dependent on a parent/relative or spouse to drive them to and from campus, the parent/relative/spouse must accompany the student and present their Driver’s Permit for inspection during the application process. The vehicle(s) insurance must be in the name of the parent/spouse. And of course, the student in question must have a valid student ID. If the vehicle insurance is not issued in the name of the parent/spouse a letter of authorisation from the owner/ organisation giving permission to drive the vehicle should be presented. Students may not assign permits to anyone they like as the permits are ‘vehicle-specific’. 

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