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Road Users Need to Slow Down

As the road fatality figures continue to go up the Guyana road safety council is calling for tougher penalties for errant drivers and those who are caught driving under the influence of alcohol.

Speaking with this capitol news Ramona Doorgen coordinator of the council said that to combat the alarming road fatality figures there needs to be a more common sense approach by road users.

The road safety council has embarked on a series of outreach programmes targeting school children across the country. So far more that 300 schools from across the country have benefited from the school safety patrol programme of the council in collaboration with the police traffic department and other key stakeholders.

Over the past week several persons have lost their lives in various accidents across the country. The police traffic department has stepped up its campaign to bring some level of order on the road ways.

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