BELIZE CITY, Mon. Mar. 25, 2019– Four persons were killed in 3 separate traffic collisions involving motorcycles that occurred over the weekend.
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams said that police are seeing an increase in the death of people who are killed in motorcycle collisions, and said that something will be done to halt or slow down the collisions through an initiative that police will undertake.
Compol Williams said that there are many laws on the books that are not being enforced, and that they will conduct a countrywide operation on all roads and highways to remind drivers, especially motorcycle drivers, of road safety and to drive with due care.
Williams said that the Commander of Operations will conduct media visits to give tips to motorcycle drivers on safe driving and road safety. It was also suggested that many people are driving motorcycles who should not be driving because they do not know how to drive.
Williams said that demonstration of proper motorcycle driving will be conducted on the media visits. He said that they would increase highway patrols and motorcycle drivers will be stopped to ensure that they are wearing their helmets, and are carrying out safe driving practices.
Also other drivers will be stopped to ensure that they are following good driving habits and are wearing their seat belts and that their vehicles are roadworthy.