Jamaica Driver & Road Safety Expo 2017

“Safer Road Users, Safer Roads”

As was done in the previous year, JIO partnered with the Toll Authority and made a good show of support under the Highway 2000 East-West brand at the 9th staging of the Jamaica Driver & Road Safety Expo, held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, under the impulse of Grennell’s Driving School.

Despite the promise of rain which yielded a few morning showers, the event was supported by a cross-section of Jamaicans who came out to endorse the need for greater adherence to safety practices on our nation’s roads.

Presentations and endorsements were made by the Honourable Mike Henry – Minister of Transport and Works, SSP Calvin Allen of the Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and popular reggae artiste Moses “Beenie Man” Davis just to name a few.

The presence of Highway 2000 East-West was felt with a display of three (3) categories of tyres representing a road worthy tyre, a tyre that needs to be changed, and a tyre in such poor condition that a resulting accident is almost inevitable.

In order to encourage an increase in awareness of road safety, the team engaged patrons in conversations and reminded them of good driving tips with the aid of some pamphlets. T-Tags with a bonus of $1,000 were offered to 10 patrons who were able to correctly answer questions about the good motoring practices.

JIO was pleased to have been part of this event endorsed by the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining and the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), and the team wishes to thank all stakeholders and teams involved.

We encourage everyone to spread the slogan “Safer Road Users, Safer Roads”.

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