RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 08, 2018 23:36
Driver behaviour on the island’s roads continues to be a major talking point here as transport officials, police and the public seek effective solutions reducing vehicular accidents.
This comes following two fatal road accidents within the span of three weeks that claimed three young lives.
Motorists have been contributing to the discussion, pointing to what is seen as bullying by tractor/trailer drivers who tailgate and intimidate other drivers on the road. Fears have been expressed about the practice that could lead increase the number of road accidents.
Meanwhile, concerns have also been raised about blood alcohol levels in drivers, particularly in those who have been out partying. Calls have been made for government to step in to police such actions, if citizens will not take personal responsibility.
The latest road accident has so far brought the number of road fatalities to five for the year.