Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Road Safety Association to host townhall meeting on distracted driving

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) will be hosting a series of town hall meeting starting from April 12, in hopes of educating motorists on how to be safe while on the roads.  

President of the BRSA, Sharmane Rolland-Bowen said the recent amendments to the Road Traffic Act has left many motorists confused about what they are and not allowed to do.  

She said these townhall meetings will provide road users with critical information on how to avoid distracted driving and be safe while behind the wheel.  

"As with any legislation they tell you what you are not supposed to do but we as educators, through the Barbados Road Safety Association, have to let them know what they need to do and what they can do so they can comply with the law and at the same time be safe and legal." 

The townhall meetings are part of the BRSA's distracted driving campaign titled 'Silent for Safety.  

The first town hall meeting will be held at the Princess Margaret Secondary School to start at 7pm and the second one at the Lester Vaughan Secondary School on April 19 for 7pm.  

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