The government of Antigua and Barbuda is concerned with the alarming amount of traffic accidents that has been taken place within the twin island.
Minister of National Security, Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin raised the topic during a meeting held on Tuesday with members of the Traffic Department and Transport Board.
Benjamin mentioned that, we must be responsible and put measures in place that will deter lawless driving, telephone use while driving and noise pollution. He added that the laws are in place and the time has come for them to be properly policed.
“Some drivers have no respect for the Police, Traffic wardens or traffic laws and the time has come for the necessary plan of action to be put in place that will bring about the necessary change and help curb dangerous driving” Benjamin added.
Plans are still in place to have more Traffic Officers assigned to various strategic locations around the island. Also, the government will acquire breath analyzers and radar guns within a short period of time.
There has been one thousand and nineteen accidents for the year.