Controller of Road Traffic, Ross Smith, along with Senior Road Traffic Officer Mark Ingraham, spoke to a small group of concerned citizens concerning the proposed Road Traffic Regulations amendments for the historic village of Hope Town on February 23 at Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
Abaco, along with other islands in The Bahamas, is experiencing a shortage on vehicle license plates at the Road Traffic Department which is preventing persons with new vehicles from being able to license them.
Since February of this year the printer at the Road Traffic Department in Marsh Harbour has been out of order and persons wanting driver’s licenses have had to settle for handwritten copies.
A team of four officials from the Road Traffic Department in Nassau visited Hope Town on August 21, 2014, to get a first hand look at traffic challenges there. The nation’s Road Traffic Act is being reviewed and up-dated, and government wants it to be inclusive of the Family Islands. Different islands have various issues, and the revised Act will for the most part provide for these differences.