Senior police officers meet to discuss traffic situation

Commissioner of Police (ag.) David Ramnarine, Assistant Commissioners’ N. Hoppie, M. Graham, Senior Superintendent E. Watts and Traffic Chief R. Ashram met on Friday April 20, 2018, with Police Divisional Traffic Heads, and other Officers and Inspectors to review the current traffic situation, particularly regarding road traffic fatalities and contributing factors thereto.

According to the police, the meeting is as a result of the current unacceptable situation where from 1st January to 15th April, 2018, the number of road accidents have increased compared with the same period in 2017.

The Guyana Police Force Traffic Department must immediately enhance the education of road users and enforcement of the Traffic Laws, the force noted.

The Traffic personnel benefited from an analysis of the Traffic situation, particularly fatal, accidents by the Police Policy Analyst using the fatal accident statistics, over a number of years.

During the analysis, the effective utilisation of human and other resources in pursuance of road safety was reviewed. Several other areas which needed immediate focus were deliberated.

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