Don’t just fine and take away the licence of law-breaking motorists; make them retake their driving test as well.
This is what one official of the Barbados Road Safety Association wants to see as scores of offending motorists once again contributed thousands of dollars in fines to Government coffers after another Call Day in the Bridgetown Traffic Court.
This time, two hours of sitting by Magistrate Graveney Bannister added $6 600 in fines as civilian, route taxi and minibus drivers pleaded guilty to offences like speeding, running red lights and setting down and picking up passengers at places other than bus stops.
Public relations officer of the Barbados Road Safety Association, Richard Cox, was full of praise for the forthwith fine stance of the Bridgetown Traffic Court. But he wanted punishment of traffic offenders taken a step further. (HLE)
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