Another Two-Bus Crash Injures 22 – Once again Barbados Police cannot determine if drivers had been drinking
Fortunately no one died in Tuesday’s bus crash in Christ Church but 22 people were injured – three seriously enough to be taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. (Nation News: 22 hurt in 2 bus crash)
Mass casualty accidents are bound to happen and with big wide buses on our narrow roads we seem to have more than our share of public transit accidents. What never changes is the fact that successive BLP and DLP governments have promised but never acted to provide modern anti-drunk driving laws and breathalyzer testing for drivers suspected of drinking.
Consequently our police have no authority and no tools to curtail drunk driving. Unless a driver is a falling down drunk, there is no law broken in Barbados and even then it is the officer’s word against the driver’s word.
Mia Mottley, Dale Marshall, Owen Arthur, Donville Inniss, Fruendal Stuart and a host of other Bajan politicians all have blood on their hands for their neglect of this important issue. Every year we lose more people to road deaths than to murder, but so far our elected representatives have refused to pass drunk-driving laws. They are obviously too busy staggering to their government-financed autos after the regular Wednesday afternoon liquid lunch at the Hilton.
Here’s a few of our recent articles about the sad state of our laughable drunk driving laws…