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Inspector of Police, Wilbert Affleck, has cautioned parents against taking illegal or “robot” taxis, to ensure the safety of themselves and their children.
“Be careful of the motor vehicles you use to transport your children to school and yourselves to work,” he urged parents attending the launch of Jamalco’s Road Safety Campaign, recently, at the Annunciation Basic School in Hayes, Clarendon.
Citing several recent accidents that have occurred on the nation’s streets, he said that these vehicles often operate in a reckless fashion and are more concerned about making money than the safety of passengers.
He advised parents to carefully select the vehicles in which they travel, and ensure that these are only “licensed red plate” public passenger vehicles.
Meanwhile, Ealane Livingston Smith, Jamalco’s Public Relations and Media Specialist, said that the company will continue to promote road safety by sponsoring the placement of traffic wardens in designated school zones.
These comprise Annunciation Basic, Mocho Primary and York Town Primary Schools in Clarendon; and Campbell’s Castle and Pratville All-Age Schools in Manchester.
“We are concerned about the accidents on the roadways, so we want to help save lives,” she stated.

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