National Road Safety Council collaborates to end road fatalities

―UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Every year, lives are lost on the road nationwide, and road safety becomes more important as you commence your daily journey on the roadways.

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists need to adhere to all road safety guidelines provided by the relevant authorities, to reduce the number of road fatalities.

In observance of the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC), earlier today, launched its collaborative effort with several other stakeholders, as they joined forces to curb road accidents.

According to Coordinator of the GNRSC, Ramona Doorgen, the event is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year, to remember the many killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.

“It is also a day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it,” Doorgen said.

She noted that partnership with other stakeholders this year was conceived to bring awareness to a larger per cent of the populace of the dangers of speeding.

Among the partners signalling their commitment is the Guyana Motor Racing Sports Club, Mothers in Black, the Kronoco Safety Solutions and Clarke’s Production.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kronoco Safety Solutions (KSS), Latoya Jack said it is the responsibility of her organisation to ensure that attitudes to driving are changed to positively impact communities. Jack, like the other partnering representatives, is enthusiastic about the collaboration to educate the nation of the importance of road safety.

This year’s observance on November 17 is being held under the theme, ‘Life is not a car part’.