Saturday 14 December, 2019

Police Commissioner to focus on road safety

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith will be placing a larger focus on strengthening road safety measures in the months ahead. 

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Griffith indicated that road safety was one of the areas being developed in future.

 

Griffith attended the annual event commemorating World Remembrance Day for Traffic Victims, held by NGO Arrive Alive on November 16, 2019.

 

Road Safety Coordinator, Brent Batson informed those gathered that the Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith has placed safer roads as one of high priority action items in the National Policing Strategic Plan.

"For the second consecutive year, Mr. Griffith turned out to support the NGO in its campaign to reduce the number of fatalities on the nation's roads."

The TTPS said they also hosted a booth at the event.

Also in attendance were TTPS coordinator Brent Batson, founder of Arrive Alive, Sharon Inglefield and other stakeholders.

The TTPS said this was the seventh year that Arrive Alive was hosting such an event to bring awareness to the general public.

At the event, there were several families who had lost loved ones to road traffic accidents over the years.

In her short address, Ms. Inglefield showered praises on the TTPS for its continued effort in attempting to reduce carnage on the roads through public education on road safety and enforcement of relevant laws. 

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