By BBN Staff: The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) praised the Belize Police Department this week for its crackdown on traffic violations, particularly motorcyclists without helmets.
The NCFC noted there have been several motorcycle accidents this year, and many of them involved cyclists who were not adhering to safety regulations.
“We applaud the Belize Police Department for engaging in operations to crack down on these traffic infractions that put our children at risk daily,” the NCFC said. “Article three of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) reminds us that adults should do what is best for children; as when they make decisions, children are impacted. Having a child on a motorcycle without the proper gear or having too many children on a motorcycle, exposes them to risks.”
The committee emphasized that child safety should be the foremost thought in the mind of adults and also reminded that Article 19 of the CRC says a child has the right to be protected from harm.