There is a call for drivers to exercise more caution on the nation’s roads particularly when they notice cyclists nearby.
The call comes from Police officer Brent Batson who was a guest on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1 FM on Monday.
PC Batson is attached to the Highways Patrol Division and works closely with road safety group Arrive Alive.
His comments come as two cyclists were killed along the Beetham Highway when a motorist ploughed into them on Saturday morning.
Speaking during the interview, Mr Batson said although there is a speed limit, motorists should use sense and exercise caution when passing or approaching cyclists.
Meanwhile, CEO of road safety group Arrive Alive, Sharon Inglefield, speaking in the same interview said there needs to be more driver education to encourage the protection of more vulnerable road users.
She reiterated that roads are not just for cars.
The driver of the car that mowed down the cyclists told police that his tire blew out and he lost control of the vehicle.
He reportedly passed a breathalyser test administered at the scene.
Minister of Works and Transport, Rohan Sinanan, has since said that he intends to amend the Road Traffic Act to protect cyclists.
In a statement, he revealed that he will be taking a policy document that the Ministry has been working on over the past year to cabinet this Thursday.
He explained that it is aimed at protecting cyclists on the nation’s roadways via amendments to the Road Traffic Act.
Arrive Alive is hosting a day of remembrance in honour of road traffic victims at the Queen’s Park Savannah on November 17th.