‘G' Division launches Traffic Advisory Board

Kaieteur News
February 18, 2007

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River and road use alike are expected to be enhanced in Essequibo with the Guyana Police Force's recent launch of a Traffic Advisory Department.

According to Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Advisory Committee, Mr Denis Jaikaran, the committee will serve to advise the Traffic Department on aspects of the safe use of the road and river.

According to a release from the G Division committee, during a meeting last month members adopted a six-month plan that would cover the period January to June.

And in order to monitor the progress of the plan members will meet once per month, the release added.

The release outlined the areas of focus for the identified period. There will be visits to car parks and ports of entries, traffic seminars, joint meetings, fund raising activities and the formation of Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon Traffic Safety Association and School.

During January, the release stated, members visited the Charity and Wakenaam car parks and ports of entries as well as car parks in Anna Regina, Suddie, Adventure and Supenaam.

“These visits were made in an effort to advise the police on issues in relation to the proper use of car parks and ports of entries,” the release added.

The visits were evaluated during a meeting held earlier this month and a decision was taken to host a seminar for committee members, the police and drivers. This will be held on February 20 at the Anna Regina Courtroom.

The seminar will focus on both the Traffic Act and insurance matters, the release noted.

This will be followed by a joint meeting next month with members of the Essequibo Hire Car/Minibus Association, the police, members of the Traffic Advisory Committee and other stakeholders.