By Kizzy Coleman
D Division of the Guyana Police Force Traffic Department which has collaborated with the West Demerara Road Safety Association (WDRSA) has moved their road safety initiative, themed ‘The time is now, don’t drink and drive, stay attentive, drive defensive’ to schools in Region Three.
This road safety initiative launched last February at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), is aimed at sensitising the public on the safe use of the roadways and to reducing road fatalities in the region and countrywide.
Shahab Hack, Public Relations Officer of WDRSA, disclosed that so far the association has talked to ten schools in the region to have the issue addressed. Students are being educated mainly on the five Cs of road safety – care, caution, courtesy, commonsense and consideration – for road users.
Hack revealed that the images being used in the education programme are to appeal to students and to affect their conscience which will see them paying keener attention to what they are doing on the roadways.
He added that the Association along with the Police Force is meeting with people, talking with groups and different individuals and also speaking with leaders that can make an impact.
“We are calling on the government to provide us with more support in this regard, we need them on board with us because, this is not a one-man business” Hack related.