In his contribution to the mid-year budget debate Minister of State for Legal Affairs, the Hon. Jomo Campbell spoke about the amount of traffic accidents in the country and the intention to launch road safety campaigns.

He said, “our country cannot afford to continue to record the number of road traffic fatalities we are experiencing today.”

Campbell went further stating, “according to the Royal Bahamas Police Force over six thousand traffic accidents were recorded in 2022. Approximately fifty nine traffic fatalities were recorded last year. Most of the victims, Madam Speaker, were young Bahamian males. Many of the traffic fatalities were recorded on the islands of New Providence, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and Abaco.”

In response to the raising amount of accidents Campbell said, “to address the number of traffic fatalities in our national and to promote road safety, the Ministry of Transport and Housing is relaunching a comprehensive national road safety program under the theme, ‘Slow Down, Stay Alive.'”