Traffic Expert of Barbados compares 7,035 vehicular accidents in 2010 to rodents scurrying

Station Sergeant Inniss further adds there were reports of public service vehicle conductors directing traffic to either pick up passengers or to divert traffic, and causing further problems on the roads.

During January to November 2010, Barbados recorded 7035 vehicular accidents – according to Station Sergeant in charge of the Traffic Division of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Rodney Inniss, who says high volumes of traffic on the road, especially during peak times, caused some motorists to become irritated and even break the law.

Some motorists leave home a little late and expect to arrive early. This encourages speeding. It encouragesrat running’, where motorists… go through residential areas speeding to get to the other junction, [leading to] small and minor accidents,” Sargeant Inniss pointed out.

In light of this, the Station Sergeant stressed the importance of defensive driving.

If everyone does it-drive defensively … defensively meaning that you think about the other persons, and you are willing to give away your rights to save injury or even [prevent the] death of that other person, then you are on the right track,” he declared.

He advised motorists that “the only persons who are authorised to direct traffic by law in Barbados are in fact police officers in uniform, Traffic Wardens and Inspectors from the Ministry of Transport”. {COURTESY: AR/BGIS}

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