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Traffic jam

Traffic jam

The already mentally taxing experience of driving tests is becoming nothing short of a nightmare for learner drivers and their driving instructors. For months now, testing officers have been crying out for changes at the Licensing Authority in order to ease the pressure on students, but to no avail. The driving instructors maintain that a […]

WiFi scheme

WiFi scheme

With Government proposing to ban all music on public service vehicles (PSVs), the Alliance of Owners of Public Transportation (AOPT) is preparing to roll out a scheme that will otherwise keep passengers occupied. AOPT Chairman Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY discussions were under way with a telecommunications provider to install Internet on the vehicles, with […]

Lee issues fresh warning to PSV operators

Lee issues fresh warning to PSV operators

The President of Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) Morris Lee Friday issued a fresh warning to private Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators in response to Thursday’s altercation between a route taxi driver and conductor, which followed an accident at University Hill, St Michael. Warning that there was no room in the industry for lawlessness and uncouth […]

PSV spokesman wants proof of ‘drunk driving’ claims

PSV spokesman wants proof of ‘drunk driving’ claims

The President of the umbrella Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael is challenging the head of the local road safety association, Sharmane Roland-Bowen, to bring proof of her claims that private taxi drivers and operators of private Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) are operating under the influence of alcohol. While protesting the sale of […]

Transport overhaul still coming – Lashley

Transport overhaul still coming – Lashley

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley says Government is proceeding with its promised overhaul of the public transportation system. And if all goes according to plan, the comprehensive changes should be laid in the House of Assembly in another three months. “Hopefully in June we should be bringing the road traffic amendments to this […]

Danger sign

Danger sign

There’s fresh concern that some private taxi operators and public service vehicle (PSV) operators here are driving under the influence of alcohol. Without giving any actual statistics, the President of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) Sharmane Roland-Bowen reported Wednesday that her organization had received several complaints to this effect from visitors, who feared for their […]

Zone them

Zone them

If Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins had his way, school children in Barbados would be walking to school, instead of driving to get there, as a means of easing some of the current traffic congestion on this country’s roads. However, the Town & Country Planning Department top official said the proposal for full zoning of […]

BRSA concerned over poor street lighting

BRSA concerned over poor street lighting

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) is calling on the Ministry of Transport and Works to urgently restore the street lighting at the Graeme Hall section of the ABC Highway, the scene of a fatal road accident early Sunday morning.    Three Vincentian females – 17-year-old Danee Deverey Horne, 18-year-old Carianne Lee-New Padmore and 19-year-old […]

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 […]

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