Vehicles’ Light Can Stay On Longer With The New Adjustment To Lighting Period


In light of the changing seasonal climate of Daylight Saving Time (DST), it has become necessary for the re-adjustment to the lighting period for vehicles on public roads within the State of Antigua and Barbuda.

In accordance with Cap 460 of the Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Section 89 (1) and Part 1 Sec. (2). “At night” means from half an hour after sunset until half an hour before Sunrise or such other period for the lighting of vehicles as may be fixed from time to time by the Traffic Commissioner and published in the Gazette.

To facilitate this legal requirement the general public is hereby informed of the necessary changes. By virtue of the powers vested in the Traffic Commissioner under said Act, the lightening period for vehicles in the state of Antigua and Barbuda has been fixed with immediate effect from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. until further notice.

The full cooperation of the general public therefore is expected, as we strive to make the roads in Antigua and Barbuda safer for both vehicular traffic and pedestrians alike.

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  1. First In Antigua drivers have to learn the difference between the 3 light positions. They drive only in full light.

  2. I’m more interested in the Traffic Commissioner working along to achieve the following

    1. More Road patrols

    2. Having the roads painted PROPERLY

    3. If the paint isn’t durable, then how about some cat eyes

    4. Proper street lighting

    5. Ensuring that motorists DON’T park on the sidewalks. After all, I always assumed that the sidewalks were for Pedestrians.

    6.Put pressure on public works to fix the DAM ROADS! I tired see potholes!

    7. Take drivers of the street that only have one BLASTED headlamp!

  3. I agree with all the comments and would like to add, drivers must use their indicators, and dim their lights, no need for fog lights neither. 5:3O pm is early ( we are no longer in december when it is dark by 6:00 pm) the days are getting longer.
    Use if cell phone, has the police acted already and how?

  4. In most “so-called” developed countries, car lights are on (as a safety precaution) WHENEVER THE MOTOR IS RUNNING, no matter what time of day or night it is. They cannot be shut off as long as the motor is running.

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