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Cars to be tracked

ROY R. MORRIS, [email protected]

Cars to be tracked

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GOVERNMENT IS ABOUT to roll out a new electronic monitoring system that will clean up the streets

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley explained yesterday that with an estimated 30 000 unlicensed vehicles on the road, authorities had no choice but to move with dispatch to get the new Electronic Vehicle Registration System (EVRS) in place.

He added that $2.5 million had been included in the current Estimates for the implementation of Phase 1 of the project, which would include the affixing of two electronic tags on every legally registered vehicle and the establishment of 14 digital monitoring sites across the island, all tied to a central database that would be administered by the Barbados Licensing Authority (BLA) and shared with the police and judiciary.

The electronic tags, he said, would be affixed to the windscreen and a licence plate of each vehicle, and once they drove by one of the permanent monitoring stations they would be electronically checked, regardless of the time of day or night. The scheme also would include hand-held readers to be used by police officers and traffic inspectors from the BLA. (RRM)

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