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Stop weaving in & out of traffic like a video game- Hon Maduro-Caines

- TRW takes road safety campaign to ESHS
Speaking to students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) on April 21, 2016, one of the supporters of Tortola Race Wars (TRW), Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines shared statistics regarding motor scooter accidents in the territory. Noting that the amount of motor scooter accidents in the territory was alarming, Hon Maduro-Caines said she believes it is everyone’s responsibility to educate the public about safety and following the rules of the road. Photo: Provided
Newly formed group, Tortola Race Wars (TRW) recently made a stop at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where its presentations on road safety were well received by both students and teachers of the school. Photo: Provided
Newly formed group, Tortola Race Wars (TRW) recently made a stop at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where its presentations on road safety were well received by both students and teachers of the school. Photo: Provided
Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines made an impassioned plea with students of Elmore Stoutt High School to respect the rules of the road before proceeding to share some safety tips on April 21, 2016. Photo: Provided
Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines made an impassioned plea with students of Elmore Stoutt High School to respect the rules of the road before proceeding to share some safety tips on April 21, 2016. Photo: Provided
Some of the presenters and supporters of Tortola Race Wars (TRW). Photo: Provided
Some of the presenters and supporters of Tortola Race Wars (TRW). Photo: Provided
Mustafa Claxton and Devon Joseph (right) had the keen attention of the students. Photo: Provided
Mustafa Claxton and Devon Joseph (right) had the keen attention of the students. Photo: Provided
ESHS students getting an up close and personal look at a modified car. Photo: Photo: Provided
ESHS students getting an up close and personal look at a modified car. Photo: Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly formed group, Tortola Race Wars (TRW) recently made a stop at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where its presentations on road safety were well received by both students and teachers of the school.

TRW is on a campaign to educate youth about traffic rules and safety tips as well as promoting activities that keep the youth interested in the automotive industry.

Speaking to students of ESHS on April 21, 2016, one of the supporters of the group, Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines said the amount of motor scooter accidents in the territory was alarming and said she believes it is everyone’s responsibility to educate the public about safety and following the rules of the road.

She made an impassioned plea with the students to respect the rules of the road before proceeding to share some safety tips.

“You are our future and we have a responsibility to protect you…For God’s sake, stop weaving in and out of traffic as if it is a video game you are playing. This is an awful habit and puts all road users at risk.

“We cannot afford to lose another person to a motorcycle or car accident, especially a young person,” Hon Maduro-Caines stated.

One of the presentations that especially had the attention of the students was delivered by Trinidadian Devon Joseph, who has raced professionally.

Former student Mustafa Claxton, who received a rousing welcome, also let the students know it was not cool or smart to disregard the rules of the road or endanger their lives on motor scooters.

Public Relations Officer of TRW, Dame N. Peters told Virgin Islands News Online that the students enjoyed the presentations, and thanked them for their interest in road safety. He said the teachers also love the initiative of TRW. “I think the teachers are not happy that their students or former students are out there on the road getting hurt, and they are happy there is another entity out there looking into their safety.”

Mr Peters said TRW is now looking to take its awareness campaign to the Bregado Flax Educational Centre on Virgin Gorda.

Prior to ESHS, TRW addressed students of the Virgin Islands School of technical Studies on Wednesday March 23, 2016.

15 Responses to “Stop weaving in & out of traffic like a video game- Hon Maduro-Caines”

  • facts man (01/05/2016, 12:25) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    most of thoes riding like that are from zone 6
    • cay (01/05/2016, 13:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      well maybe that is why she is speaking because she can communicate it in a way the rest of us could understand.
    • Really? (02/05/2016, 10:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did you take a survey or did jomama tell you this cause she lives in zone 6?
  • True (01/05/2016, 13:53) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    You point is ? Seems like you know everybody in zone 6 .
  • Puuuulease! (01/05/2016, 15:36) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mustafa? Really?! When will he stop doing his dare devil stunts and riding up and down with a passé of scooter riders who don't show respect for motorists and other people commuting on the road? He needs to truly grow up and stop encouraging nonesense.
  • NICK (01/05/2016, 16:27) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    she should do the same with taxi drivers.most dangerous poeple on the road.
    • The wap (01/05/2016, 17:59) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Here here!! I second the motion on the taxi drivers! Do do do do do we driving along behind a taxi bus and screech a sudden stoppage with no indicator as a prime example. They need to get a check out at least every year if not every six months.
    • @NICK (01/05/2016, 18:15) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      and her NDP ministers LOL
  • : (01/05/2016, 18:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to send the message to adult drivers that it is wrong, dead wrong, to engage in cell phone conversations and text messaging while they are on the road driving. It diverts their attention. Let's not wait until something serious happens before we realise the danger they put other motorists and pedestrians in with this growing and dangerous habit. It is not even cute.
  • I wonder (01/05/2016, 20:38) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    can mrs caines drive?
    • Really???? (02/05/2016, 12:41) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      She can drive you a hard slap for asking that retarded question!!!!!!
  • knit picker (01/05/2016, 20:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Weaving must be a mandatory skill in order to pass the motorcycle license test in the BVI. Except these are mopeds,
    not even close to a real motorcycle. And still they act like jerks. If they want to kill themselves, at least don't involve
    the other drivers on the road. Legal costs are expensive as are funerals.
  • rider (01/05/2016, 22:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why the fuss if we crash we just press reset
  • ygritte (02/05/2016, 08:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    if we die we die but first we'll live
  • What is it to you? (02/05/2016, 10:05) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Whether she can or cannot drive should not concern you. If you do not have a worthwhile contribution to this topic then just read and relax.


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