NRSC discusses motorcade safety with political parties

Representatives from the National Road Safety Council, the police and members of Jamaica’s two main political parties met today, to discuss the safety of political motorcades, ahead of the local government election next Monday.

This after two people including a teen, were killed and another was injured, in road related incidents on the campaign trail, this month.

Vice Chairman of the council, Dr. Lucien Jones, says given the serious nature of the matter, it was important for a meeting to be held.

He says as a result, he invited two senior political leaders, the Jamaica Labour Party’s Delroy Chuck and the People’s National Party’s Peter Bunting and head of the police’s public safety and traffic enforcement branch, Assistant Commissioner Gary McKenzie to a meeting.

Dr. Jones says Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica Earl Jarrett also participated in the discussion.

The vice chair says during the meeting, a consensus was arrived at, and more details will be provided on this soon.

Noting that 51 people have been killed in road crashes since the start of the year, he says he hopes the number of road fatalities this year will not surpass 400.


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