Prince Michael Suggests Aggressive Enforcement of Seat Belt Law

first_imgRelatedPublic Servants Agree to Wage Restraint RelatedGround Broken for New Barracks at Up Park Camp Advertisements RelatedPrince Michael Lauds Jamaicanscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent, has suggested that aggressive enforcement of the seat belt law could assist in further improving road safety in Jamaica.He pointed out that the use of safety belts and helmets is one of the most basic ways of improving road safety in any country. The Prince was speaking during a Round Table discussion with representatives of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing and the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), following a tour of the National Works Agency’s Traffic Management Centre in Kingston, on April 17. The tour and discussion formed part of the itinerary for the Prince’s five-day working visit to the island, from April 15 to 19, as special guest of the NRSC, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.Citing the case of Costa Rica, he noted that enforcement of the seat belt law in that country had made a significant impact on its usage among motorists, and in turn, road safety. He informed that the country was awarded the Prince Michael Road Safety honour as a result of its achievements in improving seat belt compliance.“The reason I gave them an award is because, finally, 20 years after the (seat belt) law had been introduced, they actually got around to enforcement. So, it can be done and if Costa Rica can do it, I’m sure you can do it,” he said.Responding to Prince Michael’s suggestion,Executive Director at the NRSC, Paula Fletcher, said that the Council, and other stakeholders, including the Road Safety Unit, have been working to change the culture of seat belt usage in Jamaica, through the use of public education campaigns.She informed that these campaigns have seen very favourable results over the years.“We are aware of the challenges with seat belt usage, and from time to time, have had various programmes,” she said.Mrs. Fletcher informed that in conjunction with the NRSC’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the Council has launched a road safety campaign, in collaboration with Olympic gold medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, with one of the main messages being the promotion of seat belt usage. The Prince is the Royal Patron for the Commission for Global Road Safety and Patron of the non-profit organisation, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Both organisations have been leading advocates in the fight to reduce road traffic injuries and deaths.He is also Patron for the Institute of the Motor Industry, as well as founder and patron of the Prince Michael Road Safety Award Scheme. Additionally, he is President of the Institute of Road Safety Officers and is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Highways and Transportation.The Prince, who arrived in the island on April 15, is on a five-day visit as the special guest of the NRSC, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. He will depart the island on Friday, April 19. Also in attendance were: Minister of Transport, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies; Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy; State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Richard Azan; Vice Chairman and Convener of the NRSC, Earl Jarrett; and Co-ordinator of the Below 240 Programme, Victor Anderson.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter Prince Michael Suggests Aggressive Enforcement of Seat Belt Law Office of the Prime MinisterApril 18, 2013last_img read more

429 new cases confirmed this evening, 46 in Donegal

first_img Pinterest 429 new cases confirmed this evening, 46 in Donegal Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – December 13, 2020 Twitter Previous articleNPHET modelling indicates Covid-19 outbreak has stabilisedNext articleShots fired in Dungiven overnight News Highland Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews The lower our cases stay in January, the more effective a vaccine will be.That’s the message from an Infectious Diseases Consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital.429 more cases and one further death have been confirmed this evening. 122 of the cases are in Dublin, 46 in Donegal, 30 in Limerick and 22 in Laois.The Government received a report on Friday, which included recommendations for the roll out of a Covid-19 vaccine, once one is approved here.Cabinet are set to discuss the details of Ireland’s vaccination programme this Tuesday.Professor Paddy Mallon says people can’t become complacent now.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Water damage still a problem

first_imgImprovements in equipment design, vessel maintenance programmes and raised commercial expectations have significantly reduced the frequency of cargo wetting problems, but the Club’s statistics show that there is no room for complacency.Nichol drew attention to a number of points, such as steel work structures and fittings being kept corrosion free and well coated. Panel seals should be complete, pliable and without excessive deformation or grooving. Where a section of rubber is found to be deficient, the whole panel strip should preferably be replaced.Manufacturer approved sealing rubber should be fitted, including shaped sections for corner pieces. Furthermore, if hatch cover panels are not properly aligned with each other and/or the hatch coamings, the sealing arrangement will be compromised. Panel hinge and pivot bearings should be periodically checked for excessive wear and pins/bushes replaced as required.Nichol explained that bearing pads on both coamings and corresponding panels are designed to bear the weight of the hatch covers and any cargo that may be loaded on top, while providing the correct spacing between panels and coamings. It is important that these fittings are kept clean, corrosion free and periodically checked to ensure that the designed dimensions of the pads are maintained.He also observed that hatch coaming face plates, compression bars and drainage channels should be clean and free of physical damage and corrosion.Hatch cover panel securing arrangements whether automated or manually operated, must be complete, properly adjusted and lubricated. Excessive over tightening of manual cleats should not be done in the misguided belief that this will improve the tightness of the seal.www.ukpandi.comlast_img read more

Vlado Stoyanov starter against CSKA?

first_imgVladislav Stoyanov can start among the starters of Ludogorets in the clash with CSKA.Stoyanov’s colleague at the door of the champions Renan dos Santos left the match with Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) injured. The Brazilian suffered an injury in the middle of the first half. On Monday, the guard will be tested to show how long he will be absent.The Brazilian hangs for the match with CSKA. The match of the “Army” is on Sunday, September 20, at 20:30, “Tema: Sport” writes.Spice may prefer Daniele Verde to Mavis ChibotaRoma’s teenager played well last season for AEKThe other goalkeeper in the team, Plamen Iliev, has not yet fully recovered from an Achilles injury.last_img read more