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Fender benders ‘strain on cops’

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Police want to stop responding to the thousands of fender benders they are called to each year.

The plea was made by public relations officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, during a National Consultation on Traffic Management held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday evening.

He said responding to these minor accidents was putting too much strain on the Royal Barbados Police Force’s resources.

“We investigate almost 8 000 accidents annually and out of that number, 74 per cent are fender benders. We spend a lot of our time and resources investigating fender benders and we are suggesting that that service be removed. We want the public to understand that the police should not be involved in fender benders,” he said in his contribution from the audience. (SB)

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