[www.inewguyana.com] – Prime Minister Samuel Hinds expressed strong support for the police traffic department in enforcing the laws to prosecute drunk drivers.
Speaking at the launch of Road Safety Month on Friday November 1, Prime Minister Hinds said while Guyana has made significant strides in reducing road fatalities, a more vigorous campaign is needed to curb this problem.
The Prime Minister is of the view that the traffic laws are being ignored while errant drivers are getting away from their crimes.
Meanwhile, acting Chairman of the National Road Safety Council Norman McLean said too many vehicles are on the road with careless drivers.
He highlighted that the recent accident which claimed four lives and involved a young man is of grave concern to the council.
McLean is of the view that a proactive government should think about the future and increase their engineering skills to match the demanding traffic.
Additionally, Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn in his remarks noted that the government is looking at their engineering tactics to assist and accelerate the reduction of congestion in the city.
He explained that the main highways along the East Bank and West Coast of Demerara as well as the Eastern Highway corridor in Berbice will soon be rehabilitated. [Nickhail Jaundoo]