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Insurance tracking stickers rolled out

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Insurance tracking stickers rolled out

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Government is in a better position to track drivers who flout the law by refusing to pay vehicle insurance.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance rolled out the new three-inch wide “Barbados yellow” stickers that will show proof of payment.

Minister Dr William Duguid visited the Barbados Licensing Authority early yesterday to get a first-hand account of the plan, which was first announced as a part of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill on August 27.

Government abolished the road tax earlier this year and replaced it with a fuel tax, but realised that 17 per cent of the Barbados’ 120 000 vehicle owners were not paying road tax. This was cited as so serious an issue and the penalty for non-payment of insurance was increased from $1 000 to $5 000. (AD)

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