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Some 100 taxi operators, who ply the Lionel Town to May Pen route and its environs, have received educational bumper stickers from Jamalco employees in commemoration of Road Safety Month (June).
The Road Safety initiative took place on Thursday, June 17, at the Lionel Town and May Pen taxi stands.
Public and Community Relations Administrator at Jamalco, Pamela White, explained that sections of the Mineral Heights to Lionel Town main road have been designated ‘hot spots’ by the police because they have been the scenes of fatal road accidents over the years, often involving taxis. Jamalco, she noted, therefore thought it important to continue sensitising taxi operators to the need to drive carefully and reduce speed.
Meanwhile, President of the Vere Taxi Association, Mr. Federick Bryan, said “it’s a worthwhile programme and we warmly welcome it. If drivers heed the messages on these bumper stickers then the results will be positive and I hope that the programme will be sustained.”
Bumper stickers bearing messages such as ‘Speed Kills . Kill Your Speed’, ‘Slow Down . Save a Life’, ‘Wear Your Seatbelt’, and ‘Undertakers Love Careless Over-takers’, were affixed to public passenger vehicles at the taxi stands.
The bumper sticker distribution forms an integral part of the Jamalco Road Safety Programme, that aims to enhance road safety awareness, sensitise persons about the dangers of reckless driving, and promote safer road habits.
The stickers are replicas of road safety signs erected by Jamalco, in conjunction with the Road Safety Unit of the Ministry of Transport and Works, at a cost of J$1.8 million.