Friday, April 19, 2024

Warrens Roundabout check-up

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Police made their presence felt in Warrens yesterday morning as they carried out investigations on the controversial D’Arcy Scott roundabout.
About 20 officers, from various departments in the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), accompanied by trainees from the Regional Police Training Centre, carried out a live Road Safety Audit in the area, critically analyzing problems associated with the roundabout which was responsible for 27 accidents in 29 days last November.
A road safety audit is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent audit team.
Station Sargeant Rodney Inniss, from the Police Traffic Department, who headed the team, told the WEEKEND NATION the force was not just there to respond to accidents, but also to provide solutions, in an effort to decrease the number of accidents.
“What we are doing now is looking for problems which have been causing the collisions so that we can remedy the situation,” he said.
“We are going to compile the problems and find possible solutions.”
“Then, we are going to come together and do a formal report to go to my Comissioner of Police and the Chief Technical Officer at the Ministry of Transport.”
Inniss said some solutions included the placement of advanced warning signs to accompany the road markings.
He pleaded with motorists to comply with the road traffic laws, which he said was one of the best ways to lower the number of accidents which was 7 425 in 2011.

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