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Moonilal says CCTV cameras on highways coming soon
The Government is moving to implement a highway monitoring plan utilising closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV), which Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal hopes will end “reckless driving” on the nation’s roads. The minister said this while on a walkabout in the Oropouche East constituency on Sunday. He also expressed concern about the carnage on the road. Six people were killed in two separate accidents over the weekend on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway. Moonilal said: “It is regrettable that we continue to have these accidents on the highways with such loss of life.
“The Ministry of National Security, he said, had been working on a plan for “highway surveillance for both patrols and CCTV monitoring and I am hoping that will end the high level of reckless driving.” He said the Government was also hoping that the construction of 13 surveillance bases under the Ministry of National Security, which should be concluded by May, would make a dent in the increase of road fatalities. He said bases would “provide day and night surveillance and security along the highways and would in someway control the speed and the dangerous and reckless driving.” The minister said it was a real tragedy people were continuing to die in specific areas along the highway. He said Works Minister Jack Warner was working on implementing a plan for the construction of cable barriers along specific areas on the highway. Moonilal appealed to all motorists and passengers “to be extremely vigilant, extremely careful and mature.” on the nation’s roads.
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