Road Safety Council relaunches campaign to reduce accidents

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The Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) has relaunched its ‘White Night’ Campaign to combat Drunk Driving and decrease accidents on the roadways.

The GNRSC stated that the name ‘White Night’ means – no traffic police will be sleeping that night, they all will be out and about for that night keeping the streets safe.

The campaign which will run from June to December in all the Police divisions will see roadblocks being set up at different locations across the Country.

In Division A (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), the road block will be located at Vlissengen Road and Main Street. In B Division (Berbice), the campaign will set-up shop at Bushlot, West Coast Berbice, Albion, Rose Hall and Springlands. In C Division (East Coast Demerara), the road blocks will be located at Sparendaam and Ogle, while in D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), the locations are Vreed En Hoop and Leonora.

Prominent Citizens such as Traffic Officers from all Divisions, Executive members of the Guyana National Road Safety Council, Government Ministers, the Commissioner of Police, Association members will join the Police at the various road blocks assisting with education awareness.

The Council says research have shown, whenever a prominent person such as a Minister a Judge etc. joins any campaign, the level of awareness is recognised as National.

The GNRSC stated that it is important to address the situation to meet the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which seeks to reduce road fatalities by 50% by the year 2020.

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