The strength of the Guyana Police Force’s Traffic Department was boosted yesterday with the addition of 26 ranks, including twenty-two graduates of the recent recruit classes.
This announcement was made yesterday afternoon by Traffic Chief Dion Moore in the compound of the Traffic Headquarters, Eve Leary.
Moore said that the ranks were added to the department since it was recognised that there is a need for training, especially in the traffic department, to boost the discipline, tolerance and professionalism displayed by traffic ranks.
The new traffic ranks were subjected to a two-week remedial training programme, during which they were educated on the proper traffic direction signals, how to communicate with members of the public, how to identify offences, and procedures to follow if an offence is committed.
Moore said that since the launch of the ongoing ‘Operation Safeway,’ there has been a 22% decrease in accidents and 20% decrease in deaths.
“We recognised that the deaths on our country’s roads are far too alarming, hence we have launched Operation Safeway for the purpose of reducing accidents and deaths on our roads, and to promote a better road safety consciousness,” he said.