In 1995, Barbados had a total of 55,668 vehicles on the island, of which 42,821 were private cars. By 2005, only ten years later, the number of vehicles had doubled to 116,675 of which 94,496 were private as opposed to buses, taxis, zr’s etc.
How many vehicles do we have today in Barbados? We weren’t able to find any newer statistics than those above, but you can bet the number hasn’t gone down in the last ten years.
Now comes the shocker… about 20% of those vehicles are not insured. And that means that if you are involved in an accident, there’s a 20% chance that the other driver won’t have insurance to pay compensation for damages or injuries.
Former PM Owen $ Arthur was so fond of saying that Barbados is not an enforcement society, and he’s right.
But this lack of enforcement means that it is far easier in these difficult economic times to take a chance and drive without insurance.
Nation News: 20,000 vehicles without insurance