Actions speak louder than words: UPDATE

UPDATE: January 5 and two more fatalities. That is five days into the New Year and two people have died already.

Are we going to hear more condolences from Ministers and Shadow Ministers?

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Talk is cheap and until some specific actions are outlined, it is difficult to think that this is any more than talk.

Politicians are now  realizing that if the number of deaths on the roads was due to something like an illness it would be deemed a national crisis and something would be done immediately (how many times have I said that?)

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We have been promised campaigns and we have heard the condolences, now we are promised new legislation but we are given no clue as to what that might entail – let alone when it might happen.

Roadside breath testing is a start, but only that, however, announced in the Throne Speech last November, I believe I am right in saying that nothing has yet been tabled for discussion in the House of Assembly.

Tourism and Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell is quoted as saying: “I can’t stress enough that we all have to be serious about making a stronger commitment to road safety in 2015.”

What exactly is Government’s commitment? What exactly is the police commitment? Until we see details and action, it is all talk and the murder on our road will continue.

Footnote.

For those that are interested here is a list of my articles on this subject:

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten….. the list goes on…….

2 thoughts on “Actions speak louder than words: UPDATE

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  1. When the Premier brought up the term ‘crisis’ and used the comparison to murders the first thing I thought of was “the Premier is lifting comments straight from this blog”.

    Everything here, spot on. The current Min. Trans has given us a couple of sound bites and zero tangible content. Sadly, the government’s response to the chaos on the roads over the years amounts to nearly nothing.

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