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Selfish road practices worry cops

Selfish road practices worry cops

A senior police officer has identified insufficient lay-bys on the country’s roads as one of the contributors to inconsiderate practices by Barbadian motorists. Making reference to the prevalence of motorists stopping at pedestrian crossing to let off passengers, Acting Assistant Superintendent in the Royal Barbados Police Force’s Traffic Division Antonio Forde told Barbados TODAY while […]

Transport projects too rushed, complains AOPT chairman

Transport projects too rushed, complains AOPT chairman

Chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael is charging that some transport partnership arrangements between the public and private sectors are being prematurely unveiled, having failed to flesh out the details with all parties involved. Making specific reference to the Transport Authority Service Integration (TASI) project, Raphael told Barbados TODAY […]

Driver’s lesson

Driver’s lesson

Concerned about reckless behaviour by some on this country’s roads, a top official of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) has called for a major legal crackdown on road traffic offenders. Calling for changes to the relevant laws, BRSA President Sharmane Roland-Bowen believes that those found guilty of such offences should not only have their […]

Senior is Barbados’ safest driver

Senior is Barbados’ safest driver

Seventy five-year-old Nattalie Mayers has been dubbed this island’s safest driver, having not been involved in a road accident in her almost 50 years of driving. The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) Friday recognized the St George resident for this accomplishment during a short awards ceremony at its Rendezvous, Christ Church office. Readily admitting she “don’t […]

Risky road!

Risky road!

The D’arcy Scott Roundabout in Warrens, St Michael – often referred to as the Warrens Roundabout – continues to be a magnet for vehicular accidents. According to police statistics, there have been over 70 accidents this year at the reconfigured junction, although there have been no fatalities. Concerns have been raised about safety at the […]

Strike over

Strike over

Minivans and ZRs will be back on the road in full force tomorrow after owners and operators called off a two-day strike today. The Joint Committee of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) and the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) agreed to call off the strike when they met today with Minister […]

Advocate makes another plea for breathalyzer testing

Advocate makes another plea for breathalyzer testing

Road safety advocate Charmaine Roland-Bowen is asking Government for a special 50th Independence anniversary present – the long mooted breathalyzer legislation. While two insurance companies –– Insurance Corporation of Barbados and Sagicor General Insurance –– were launching a campaign to monitor operators of privately owned public service vehicles, the Barbados Road Safety Association president was […]

PSV watch

PSV watch

Faced with the increasing reluctance by insurance companies to cover them, the behaviour of privately owned public service vehicle operators [PSVs] will come under electronic surveillance from next Monday. The Insurance Corporation of Barbados (ICBL) and Sagicor General Insurance (SGI) this morning launched a landmark initiative to provide a joint low premium insurance platform for […]

Wrong turn

Wrong turn

The umbrella organization, which represents owners of privately-run public service vehicles, Tuesday called on Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to urgently intervene to avert possible protests by operators. This follows an incident, which reportedly occurred in the River Van Terminal on Tuesday. While warning that it was the final straw, Chairman of the Alliance […]

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