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Changes to road traffic laws

December 6, 2022

The way is being cleared for young people under the age of 25 to legally obtain a heavy-duty driver’s licence in Barbados.

Today, changes to Section 69 (1) of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill were brought to Parliament.

They come after the Barbados Licensing Authority suspended issuing heavy-duty, public service vehicle and motor tractor permits and driver licenses to people under 25.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Santia Bradshaw says Government has engaged with the Barbados Driving School Association, along with other relevant stakeholders as the suspension has impacted a number of people and their ability to earn a living.

She says the discussion was lacking then about the changes made.

Ms Bradshaw says they have also reviewed figures on the ages of those who committed offences on the roads.

The Bill has been passed and cited the Road Traffic (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2022.

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