Following the gruesome Linden accident yesterday, the main opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is calling on the government to establish a well-staffed, properly trained and equipped Highway Patrol that will aggressively patrol the highways in search of errant drivers.
In a statement today, the APNU noted that it had communicated with President Donald Ramotar its dissatisfaction with the state of policing in Guyana and the need for corrective measures to be taken in order to ensure the safety and security of all Guyanese.
“APNU has brought attention to speeding, poor lighting and insufficient law-enforcement on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway,” the statement said.
According to the APNU, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has said that speeding is the leading cause of death on our roads.
“Therefore we call on the GPF to take measures to ensure that speed limits are enforced; dangerous drivers and drunk drivers must be cited and penalized for their recklessness, the roadways of Guyana must be made safe.”