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Aug 27, 2015

$14M Invested in Road Safety Program to Date

Crispin Jeffries

The Road Safety Project is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Belize. And while the program highlights the dangers resulting from drunk driving, approximately fourteen million dollars have been invested in infrastructure, equipment and training particularly along the demonstration corridor; that is the George Price Highway. Chief Transport Officer Jeffries spoke about the successes so far from the project.

 

Crispin Jeffries, Chief Transport Officer

“Certainly the impact of enforcement along the highway as well as infrastructure has been seen and felt. We’ve seen a reduction in the fatalities; we’ve seen an improvement in the road infrastructure; we see road markings, road signs, curves marked, shoulders being developed. There is a lot that has happened in the infrastructure side. There are five components in the project; actually this is a three-year project that runs until 2016. From the successes we’ve seen, we see the introduction of new ambulances as a part of the post crash. We see the significant amount of educational programs as a part of the education component. There’s a lot of training that is taking place in terms of management, the capacity building side of it. And there is also the public relations campaign. There is that phase that is to kick in and then there is still some parts of the components related to enforcement that we will see some advance training for officers. The training components have seen a lot of things including defensive driving training for drivers and many ministries of the government service and many private sector organizations taking on some initiatives and taking on the lead to see that some of these things take place in the private sector also. So there is a lot that has rubbed off, so to speak, on the private sector and the community. We are seeing a significant amount of participation. Channel Five for example won an award for covering some of our road safety aspect.”

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4 Responses for “$14M Invested in Road Safety Program to Date”

  1. MNHG says:

    ALSO IN CAYO , WE SEE A LOT OF **&&(&& KING DEVELOPMENT!!!
    BUMPS !!! LOTS OF STUPID BUMPS WHERE IT IS NOT NEEDED, ASS&***LE TOWNBOARD.
    THEY POCKET THE MONEY THAT WAS TO BUILD SIDE WALKS AND PLACE SPEED BUMPS INSTEAD OF SIDE WALKS !!!
    BUT ASSHOLE STUPID PEOPLE IN CAYO ARE HAPPY, STUPIDS…OPEN YOU EYES!!! ALL YOU TAX MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN . WHERE ARE THE SIDWALKS????
    INSIDE SOME POCKETS, BUT FOOL THE CROWD WITH A SPEED BUMP AND LET PEOPLE FIND A WAY TO WALK IN THE EXTREMELY NARROW ROADS !!!
    AND FOOL FOOL PEOPLE STILL VOTE THEM IN AGAIN, SEE HOW THEM SO FOOL!!!
    YES MAYOR , ENJOY MY TAX MONEY PLACING BUMPS INSTEAD OF SIDEWALKS , POCKET THE MONEY FOR SIDEWALKS, TIME WILL TELL.

  2. Ali BaBarrow & his 40 say, Je juis Castro says:

    This is good. $20k for paint to stripe a in the middle of the roads for the whole country, $1m for lazy government employees to do it badly. The rest to be stolen by the top.

    Who needs drug cartels for financing, when you can profit without them.

    Thank you Caribbean Development Bank for new blood not sucked out of citizens.

  3. Prig Minister of Belize, Ali BaBarrow says:

    PM here-

    Caribbean Development Bank, thank you for the new money for the forty thieves to feast on.

    The slaves in Belize need this relief. The paint will be put to good use on the roads and the special people houses that are in so needed to prop up this beautiful jewel.

  4. Prig Minister of Belize, Ali BaBarrow says:

    Crispin, up your game. Get some bling, show people who is making the money and in control. They will love you more.

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