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Pierre Urges Restraint, Self-Discipline Amid Road Accidents Spike


Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has called for restraint and self-discipline amid a spate of road accidents, over 600 of which the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) said it has responded to this year.

In addition, the SLFS disclosed that it transported over 849 individuals to the hospital.

“Most accidents, and I say that without fear or favour, most accidents if there was less speed, the accidents would not have been so bad,” Prime Minister Pierre observed Tuesday.

Pierre declared that as a people, Saint Lucians must take more personal responsibility for their actions and exercise restraint and self-discipline, especially in conflict resolution.

He was addressing a Town Hall meeting of his ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).

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  1. Why don’t the police do their jobs. Like chasing speeders and giving them tickets. Also drivers who overtake on hills or curves. Or cross a solid white line to overtake. And then there’s drunk driving. Police only ticket drivers for not wearing seat belts, out of date stickers, or illegal parking. As long as they don’t have to actually chase offenders and pull them over. And all the motor bikes driving the white line. Um, isn’t that illegal? Oh, Mayne not since the police do it too. Danger much?!?! Just saying.

  2. Most of these accidents are as a result of DUI of drugs and alcohol. People driving with a lit joint in their mouths these days.
    The authorities should make it mandatory to learn on manual vehicles

  3. Why people have to wait 6 months for a police report? Pierre needs to shut his mouth on this topic if he can’t fire incompetence officers of the law!

  4. So much was said in that Town Hall Meeting. I wonder where PJP got the info about accidents and speed, Anyways He is the greatest PM Lucia has ever had so people start driving at the speed u drove in Driving School.

  5. Restraint? Self discipline? – Meanwhile ministers telling us “If a fly came out of that vehicle, they would get it” Flaming example of restraint and self discipline!

  6. Enough of the nonesense approach from this administration. Things have changed and so should be the laws of the country. We have accidents as a result of DUI; young kids driving recklessly; violation of the road protocols. These are just some of them but not all. What changes have been done to control such behaviour. Pierre stop leading from behind – you need to be proactive and not reactive. The time for change is now. What is wrong with this clown ?


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