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Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer, says road accidents are having a negative impact on the health system. “If we had significantly less accidents, all those bed spaces would be available for primary health care”.
Minister Spence has urged the Transport Ministry to do its best in ensuring that road users are more careful because of the impact on hospitals and also on the health system.
Meanwhile, Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, says his Ministry is working very closely with the Transport Authority and the police to improve road discipline. Both Ministers were guests on the monthly call in programme ‘Jamaica House Live’ which was hosted by Minister of Agriculture Dr. Christopher Tufton in the absence of the Prime Minister.
Minister Henry said that strict attention is being paid to the indiscipline of drivers and as a result road traffic laws are being revised and a number of initiatives will be introduced to improve driving discipline.