In a bid to increase road safety, the number plates of persons breaking traffic lights will soon be aired on national television.
Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan announced during the launch of Traffic Awareness Weeks.
He said offenders will be “named and shamed” for their deviant road behavior.
Rambachan noted that this move would certainly bring about change in mindset and behavioral patterns on the nation’s roadways.
He said the Ministry’s Traffic Management Team will be called on to do a better job and come up with new ideas to increase road safety.
Collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable development will also be undertaken to ensure that new buildings provide parking for their customers.
Rambachan said some of the solutions discussed were the implementation of flexi-time, car pooling, specially dedicated lanes for buses, maxis and others vehicles as well as decentralisation.
However, Rambachan noted that the greater change would come with a change in the general public’s mindset and how it regards this country’s road traffic laws.
The occasion also marked the commemoration of the establishment of the Ministry’s National Traffic Management Center.