Winners of the Barbados Road Safety Association’s Primary Schools’ Competition, Tekyle Callender (left) and Kadrie Walcott of Milton Lynch Primary School with their first-place entry, which utilised mixed media.
It is important that the youth understand the importance of road safety and have respect for the use of the nation’s roads and other road users.
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made these comments while addressing those attending the prize-giving ceremony of the Barbados Road Safety Association’s Primary Schools’ Competition. He made the comments as he spoke of the irresponsible behaviour being exhibited on the road by several roads users including some motorcyclists, who he noted were not wearing helmets and who were in the habit of doing ‘wheelies’, which he highlighted as a dangerous practice.
“We also have to address some of the failings of some of the young adults in this country and despite the best efforts of the police force, mainly the mobile division, this kind of activity continues. I am...