More Rigorous Programs To Tackle Road Fatalities
The issue of speeding on the country’s roadways has been raising some concerns for the Guyana National Road Safety council and the Police Traffic Department. The two have been working collaboratively over the years to tackle the problem but there are still some errant drivers who still do not adhere to the traffic rules.
For the year already, the council has reported that seventeen persons lost their lives in road fatalities. Luckily no children were involved and this the council believes can be attributed to its road safety schools patrol program in several schools across the country.
Speaking at a press conference today, Chairman of the National Road Safety council Surendra Khayyam said that the council is at the moment working on a number of programs that will hopefully bring errant drivers in line. He added that the programs will not only be centered on Georgetown but some outlying areas.
It was also disclosed that particular focus will be placed on mini-bus driver.
And calling on persons especially those who use public transportation to be on the lookout for those who carelessly use the roadways, Coordinator of the National Road Safety Council Ramona Doorgen believes that this is the best solution to the problem.
The National Road safety council is also hoping that it can get the support of the private sector, organizations and individuals in peddling the message that speeding Kills and persons should use the roadways cautiously.