President mulling speed restraints for vehicles

Stabroek News
July 8, 2000

President Bharrat Jagdeo is considering instituting speed restraints in vehicles using Guyana's roadways in an attempt to stop the carnage on the roads.

The President, briefing reporters yesterday on the outcome of the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in St Vincent and the Grenadines, lamented the most recent accident which claimed eight lives and said his government intended to address this matter in the severest terms possible.

Jagdeo cited the possibility of legislative mechanisms as well as the placing of a mechanical device under the accelerator of vehicles to prevent speeding on the roadways.

A media briefing will be held by the President next week to outline the measures the government intends to take to curb the lawless use of the roads.

The President said he was briefed about the irresponsible behaviour of persons buying and selling licences.

He extended sympathy to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to the accident victims who are still nursing injuries.

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