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Inniss: Test not for alcohol only

Minister of Health Donville Inniss (left) and People’s Cathedral Senior Pastor André Symmonds lending an ear to Barbados Road Safety Association president Sharmaine Roland-Bowen after yesterday’s Safety Month church service. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)

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)

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 11 months ago
I Just don't understand why every time One of theses Ministers have to make a decision on anything the become DEFENSIVE eg:Health Minister Donville Inniss Recently on ROAD SAFTEY"QUOTE:-GOVERNMENT IS NOT looking to make Barbados a police-run state, but a more proactive one,End Quote" Is he telling me that POLICE STATES exist in, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, Canada,Finland, Sweden, France, Norway and most Australian states, New Zealand and most European countries, Ireland-All of these Countries and States use Random Breathalyzer Testing (RBT) RBT has been successful in countries that implement it. in other words Mr.HEALTH Minister It is not an INNOVATION it is already in place around the WORLD and is proven to work, so get rid of your DITHERING and Stalling and get on with the TASKS that you were Put there to do. WE also need Police Ghost Cars and Radar Guns on the ABC

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