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Cyclists’ safety appeal

Cyclists’ safety appeal Sharmaine Roland-Bowen. (FP)

Sat, November 03, 2012 - 12:09 AM

The tragic deaths this year of five motorcyclists have led the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) to push for urgent safety measures for this “vulnerable” group of road users.  

“We can no longer sit back, watch and wait for accidents involving motorcycles and non-motorcycle vehicles to stop while motorcyclists are continuously killing themselves or being killed on our roads,” association president Sharmaine Roland-Bowen said in a news release.

The BRSA wants a new law to make it mandatory for all motorcycle riders to use daylight running lights during daylight hours, along with formal safety education and better training for motorcyclists.

The headlights are designed to come on automatically when the engine is started – day or night – to enhance visibility.

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Posted by Winston Grecia 1 year, 11 months ago
Does this also apply to the tons of illegal Bikes on the road and also the riders of these bikes.
Has anyone of the members of the BRSA ever been on the highway when these same very motorcyclist that they are trying to protect pass traffic on one wheel (better known as a wheelie in my day).

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Posted by Olutoye WALROND 1 year, 11 months ago
Is the problem really about a need for more safety measures and education? I think not. The problem is that we are producing a generation of males who would seem to be more at home in the jungle than among civilised human beings. These guys have no respect for anyone. They are nothing but a public nuisance, riding recklessly and making enough noise to wake up the dead. Perhaps Ms. Roland Bowen should ask Postmen and women why none of them is among the cycle fatalities.

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