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Transport groups criticise govt's move to prosecute motorists for damage to road furnishings

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 6:35 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer
President of the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell says given the fact that most Public Passenger Vehicles are driven by employed persons and not actual owners, it would be unfair to prosecute owners.

Transport lobby groups are criticising as impractical, the government's intention to prosecute motorists who damage road furnishings. 

President of the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell, says the government should revisit the proposal put forward yesterday in the House of Representatives. 

Speaking on Power 106's Cliff Hughes Online this morning, she said many of Jamaica's roads have poor or uneven surfaces. 

She says given the fact that most Public Passenger Vehicles are driven by employed persons and not actual owners, it would be unfair to prosecute owners. 

The transport lobbyist says a way has to be found to ensure that the right persons are held liable for any accident. 

According to Campbell, the pronouncement from the Government does not suggest that the policy has been properly thought out.