Inniss: Test not for alcohol only
Mon, November 05, 2012 - 12:06 AM
GOVERNMENT IS NOT looking to make Barbados a police-run state, but a more proactive one, says Minister of Health Donville Inniss.
Inniss, making the statement during a church service to mark the opening of Road Safety Month at the People’s Cathedral yesterday, expressed his concern with motorists taking excess legal and illegal substances and then using the roads afterwards, leading sometimes to fatal accidents.
The minister also alluded to “the burden” accidents placed on the health care system, particularly the Accident & Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), and the pain many families suffered over lost loved ones.
Inniss said the Ministry of Transport and Works was currently working on amending the island’s Road Safety Act to include breathalyser testing, which he added was long overdue. (AH)Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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