More than 70 helmets have been donated to motorcyclists and pedal cyclists in need of same in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) through an initiative by Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn.
This is the second phase of that initiative, which is being undertaken through the regional Police Division. The initiative, aimed at protecting motorcyclists who are utilising their motorcycles without helmets, continued at Wismar, Linden on Tuesday evening.
The first distribution exercise had seen 30 motorcycle helmets, 20 reflective vests, 20 bicycle lights, 24 batteries and 20 bicycle helmets being donated to those in need.
In this phase, over 40 helmets have been handed over. According to Regional Division Commander Superintendent Hugh Winter, the recipients were elated to receive the “quality” helmets in the most recent donations.
While Wisroc and other areas at Wismar were targeted on Tuesday, the distribution exercise continued at Amelia’s Ward and other areas on the Mackenzie shore on Wednesday. Riverine communities, including Aroaima, Ituni and Kwakwani, also benefited from the initiative on Wednesday. The exercise is also slated to be undertaken at Mabura. (G13)