A Text Can Wait
THE ROTARY Club of Barbados South is on a mission to reduce the number of road accidents in the island.
President Peter Thompson said half of all rear end collisions in Barbados were caused by people who were guilty of texting while driving so they were launching a project aimed at alerting people to the dangers of the practice.
“This is one of our community service projects. We realized texting while driving has become a problem so one of our initiatives this year is a public outreach programme [targeting the problem],” he said.
The anti-texting and driving advertising campaign is called A Txt Can W8 [A Text Can Wait], An Accident Won’t. It is being done in collaboration with major sponsor, the General Insurance Association of Barbados (GIAB).
GIAB director Nigel Adams said they were very concerned about the recklessness on the roads, adding he hoped the campaign would be taken seriously.
It was launched with a sign on three Transport Board buses and will also be publicized on facebook and other social media sites. (CA)