GPF concludes road safety week with Drivers Symposium

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Several drivers gathered at the Officers’ Training Centre for the symposium

THE Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force concluded National Road Safety Week with a Drivers Symposium on Saturday.

The symposium was held at the Officers’ Training Centre where Traffic Chief, Senior Superintendent of Police Linden Isles educated the drivers in attendance on the importance of defensive driving; Isles also applauded the efforts that were made by those who attended the event.

The traffic chief elaborated on the fact that it is the responsibility of every driver who operates a motor vehicle to practise the road safety rules, to ensure that one is not involved in an accident.

“It shall be the responsibility of every driver who is in charge of a motor vehicle while using the roads to ensure that he or she is not involved in an accident or an accident-causing situation. No action or lack of action on his or her part shall contribute to an accident; as such, he or she should be on the lookout for those errant drivers and irresponsible road users,” he stated.

Also Speaking at the symposium was Deputy Superintendent of Police Timothy Williams, who highlighted minor traffic offences and the consequences.

The drivers were also reminded about the importance of signs, signals and road markings by Traffic Education Officer Inspector Reaun Clarke.

The drivers present at the event were from the GPHC, the Fire Service, GPL, BK International, Banks D.I.H, GTM, GTT, GRA, Republic Bank, the Ministry of Finance, members of the Guyana Police Force and other private agencies