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NRSC to review new Road Traffic Act

By Warren Bertram 

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is to review the new Road Traffic Act at its meeting scheduled for next week.

There has been widespread debate on some of the regulations outlined in the new act.

A major issue of concern is the requirement for a child restraint seat in taxis transporting small children.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who is the chairman of the NRSC, said he has taken note of the concerns regarding the requirement to convey a child in the appropriate child restraint system.

He has also directed the council to do weekly reviews and provide reports on the enforcement and effectiveness of the measures as well as any concerns expressed by the public.

Some transport operators have welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of the review of the new Road Traffic Act.

Egerton Newman, President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), said he hopes there will be changes, especially in relation to the need for taxis to be outfitted with a child seat in order to transport small children.