Friday, Nov 16, 2018

27 road deaths

27 road deaths
08 Nov
2018

The Royal Barbados Police Force has been given a breathalyser test to use on a trial basis.

It comes as the country moves towards implementing new legislation to improve road safety in Barbados.

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Transport Works and Maintenance Mark Cummins made the announcement at the launch of the Road Safety Month, at Cooperators General Insurance's Collymore Rock headquarters.

Barbados Road Safety Association President Sharmane Roland-Bowen, says the month is dedicated to addressing drunk and drug driving.

She says they'll be going into schools and businesses spreading awareness about proper practices.

Banks Holdings Limited has taken a stance as a provider of alcoholic beverages to be responsible, coming on board as a sponsor.

Legal and corporate affairs manager Sophia Allsopp-Cambridge says road safety is deeply personal to the company.

The Royal Barbados Police Force has expressed its dissatisfaction with the number of accidents this year, which have resulted in 27 deaths so far.

Station Sergeant Seibert Johnson noted pedestrians were increasingly at the centre of the cause of accidents.