RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 05, 2018 23:27
Two fatal road accidents involving young people in the span of three weeks has prompted strong reaction from the Department of Transport.
In lamenting the tragedies, Chief transport officer Lenita Joseph has emphasized the need for strict adherence to traffic laws in order to avoid road accidents and loss of lives.
The caution comes following the death of a young national cricketer Nick Elibox who died in a car crash on Sunday. This follows the death of Bradley Cyril, 19, of Beausejour, Gros Islet, a national football representative and track and field athlete, and Brandon St Omer, 18, of Beausejour, Gros Islet died when the motor car they were travelling in, along the Vide Boutielle Highway, veered off the road and collided into a wall, on Saturday January 20.
Joseph has called for drives to employ personal responsibility while behind the wheel.
Joseph notes that in addition to calls for personal responsibility on the roads, plans under underway for a public sensitization and education program for both motorists and pedestrians.
The Chief Transport officer has also stressed that efforts are afoot to strengthen the defensive driving program.