Charging that the Public Sector Vehicle (PSV) culture has been plaguing Barbados for decades, Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw says it is time to move “to the direction where not only the regulations are introduced but we also have to take certain steps to ensure that there is enforcement”.
Leading off debate on the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2022 in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, Bradshaw, who is also Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, said stringent rules would be put in place to give the Transport Authority “more teeth” to address behaviour and make owners accountable for the conduct of drivers and conductors.
“We will be looking at regulating public service vehicles in a major way . . . . We are intending to answer the cries of the public and the users of public service vehicles, for those drivers and certainly sometimes the conductors, whose behaviour is not befitting of the position that they hold, carrying so many lives on a daily basis,” Bradshaw said.
She said Government could not continue to ignore the cries of the people. (Nation News)