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No ‘speed limit device’ in ambulances

CARLOS ATWELL, ​[email protected]

No ‘speed limit device’ in ambulances

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THERE ARE NO speed restriction mechanisms in the ambulances used by Barbados’ Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS), but the “pro-motor sports” mentality of some of its drivers must be curbed, says head of the department, Dr David Byer.

Responding to an article in the last WEEKEND NATION which outlined concerns from emergency medical technicians and paramedics about a device which goes off when/if they reach 80 kilometres per hour (km/h) and its implications on life-saving, Byer said they used GPS navigational tracking.

“There is no device in the ambulances which restricts the driver’s speed,” he said. “We have GPS monitoring of the ambulances from a private provider.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.