Curb the haemorrhage on our roadways

Dear Editor,
The GCCI, in solidarity with the United Nations, joins the call to end the “scourge” of preventable deaths. Increasingly over the past year, Guyana has witnessed a sharp rise in road fatalities primarily due to careless and reckless driving.
These wanton accidents have led to the loss of lives: children, young adults and elderly persons; leaving many behind to grieve. In addition, many homes have become bereft of a provider especially for surviving children, creating social and economic hardship on relatives and friends, the community and even donors and Government agencies whose coffers might be strained.
As the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Jedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “it is an unacceptable price to pay for mobility.” Let us, therefore, pledge to be more responsible road users and curb the haemorrhage on our roadways.
Let us respect the lives of our fellow human beings.