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Transport Minister plans sensitisation programme for road traffic bill

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 10:26 AM
Transport Minister Mike Henry says the programme is important because staff members can help to enforce the new provisions set out in the bill.

Transport Minister Mike Henry has announced that a sensitisation programme is being planned to educate staff and agencies of the transport ministry about the new Road Traffic Bill to be debated in Parliament.

The sensitisation programme will be undertaken by the permanent secretary in the transport ministry, the Board Chairmen of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, the Transport Authority and the Island Traffic Authority.

Henry says the programme is important because staff members can help to enforce the new provisions set out in the bill.

Henry also says he will be leading the debate on the new Road Traffic Bill in Parliament soon.

He says the bill is timely because of the development in the design of motor vehicles and roads, which have rendered former road traffic laws obsolete.