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Cops: Take care on roads!

Cops: Take care on roads! Public relations officer Inspector David Welch. (FP)

Fri, December 28, 2012 - 12:11 AM

The police are urging caution on Barbados’ roads for the rest of the holiday season, following the recent fatal accident that claimed the lives of two young women and a baby.

“We have already had one accident which has led to three fatalities, a tragic circumstance for the Yuletide season. However, we are still into the holidays and with the New Year coming up, we in the force continue to express our concern,” said police public relations officer Inspector David Welch in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

He said the Police Force noted an increase in revelry during such times but it was no excuse to break the law and endanger lives.

“We urge the public to exercise greater caution on the roads. We realize there is an increase of holiday traffic with people going to recreational activities where [they] tend to increase their consumption of alcohol. So we are asking motorists to desist from drinking and driving,” he said. (CA)

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 8 months ago
THIS APPEAL by public relations officer Inspector David Welch ia a bunch of GARBAGE, why is he APPEALING to people not to break the LAWS when we are SUPPOSED TO be LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. THe Job of The ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE always and Especially at this time of the year is to FLOOD the STREETS with POLICE OFFICERS and STOP AND CHECK as many LATE NIGHT SEASONS REVELLERS AS POSSIBLE, that is the only way that you will CUT DOWN on SPEEDING and DRINKING and DRIVING, not by issuing APPEALS. in MY Present Jurisdiction (Ottawa,Ontario.Canada) the R.I.D.E Program (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) has been in EFFECT now for at least a MONTH. and up to this point there has not been any accidents caused by DUI (DWI) drivers. All i can do is hope that those in authority do what they SHOULD do and what is RIGHT and stop thinking about the VOTES.

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