AS MANY AS 20 000 vehicles on Barbados’ roads may not be insured, says the General Insurance Association of Barbados (GIAB).
That means if they become involved in an accident, people injured or vehicles damaged by these non-insured ones would find it difficult to get compensation.
Michael Holder, immediate past president of GIAB, in describing the situation as “ridiculous”, called for an increase in fines and penalties like Trinidad and Tobago’s recent approach. He said he understood the Ministry of Transport and Works was reviewing local laws.
“We in GIAB support the police in their efforts to crack down on people not having insurance. We support any increased penalty for these offenders. We even feel if it were possible we should move towards a specific traffic court where Government can more [effectively] address offenders who flout the law,” said Holder.
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