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NCOPT President Urges Strong Enforcement Of Traffic Laws, Including Driving License Revocations

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The President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) believes that Saint Lucia needs strong enforcement of traffic laws in addition to a national road safety campaign announced by Transport Minister Stephenson King amid a spate of road accidents.

Godfrey Ferdinand believes the enforcement should include revoking the licences of delinquent drivers.

“What we need is real strong enforcement in this country in terms of traffic rules and regulations and I also believe that the police need to be equipped properly to address some of these issues like speed guns, breathalysers,” Ferdinand told reporters on Tuesday.

In addition, the NCOPT President stressed the need for regular police checks, declaring that no one solution would address the situation of road accidents.

“We also need to start suspending some licences, start revoking some licences because some of the guys drive dangerously on the road and go Scot-free. So if there is proper enforcement, we’ve got all the equipment, the police are properly equipped then we can curb on some of the road fatalities and some of the recklessness happening on our roads,” Ferdinand asserted.

He also spoke of the need to address some of the current poor road conditions and provide proper signage.

At the same time, Ferdinand emphasised that people must take personal responsibility and be careful on the roads.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. We need enforcement of all laws and regulations here. If you selectively enforce people will continue to disrespect the system.

  2. So now you’re blaming the people for all the road accidents REALLY?
    Yes some people drive crazy but most do not.
    Our roads are dangerous. In the uk and usa road markings are everywhere, painted lines that separate each side, road signs, dpeed limits etc etc
    Sort out your own house before laying blame on others.

  3. Years ago the Magestrates at the Traffic Courts Use to Revoke Drivers Licence involved in Fatal accidents .Nothing like this Happens at the Traffic Courts in St.Lucia .

  4. the united states that have all these and more have so many fatalities you think little saint lucia that will do anything much? i dont say no to these things but if people have to be stopped each time to make sure their documents are in check i believe the roads should always be in a better condition than they are right now with no damn excuses. You going to pay for your drivers license and other annual fees at transport board as a tax and we still getting shitty roads. pot holing them should not just be the answer they should be fixed entirely. All these big heavy duty vehicles that destroying all the roads no wonder their annual fees a so high and you telling me we cant get good roads

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