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Oct 3, 2022

New Road Safety Measures To Include New Layer of Vehicle Inspection

Rodwell Ferguson

Minister Ferguson and his team are working on improving road safety in Belize, in light of the recent increase in fatal road traffic accidents. One of the plans they hope to implement will require that motor vehicles undergo a thorough inspection before being approved for licensing. Minister Ferguson explained further, when asked about the recent spike in fatal R.T.A.’s.


Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Transport

“I am very concerned about that. So, starting this week you will see a roll out of me and the senior members of the Ministry of Transportation hitting all the air waves to work our plan of action, what we want to implement in this country as of 2023 to go the way forward. There was an accident about three weeks ago on the Stann Creek Valley Road with the Ministry of Natural Resources staff. A wan was carrying a small trailer and this truck came from nowhere and crashed into the van, only to find out the truck had no brakes. So, we are going to also implement very soon, an inspection center where every vehicle will go for inspection, because we have to mitigate the amount of accidents in this country, because lives are being lost. Right now we have the motor vehicle inspectors at every Department of Transport when you go license your vehicle. But, that is not enough. They can’t get under the vehicle to see if the tie rod is bad, or this bad and that bad. So, you are going to an inspection center before you go license and come with your receipt and it will be a computerized system so we will know if it is legit or not legit. Then, we will say ok you passed and you are going to be licensed.”

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