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NCOPT President Suggests Greater Traffic Enforcement Among Measures To Address Road Accidents

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Greater traffic enforcement is among the measures the President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand, has suggested in addressing a spate of road accidents.

Ferdinand observed that some drivers are careless and reiterated calls for more highway patrols.

“The way it is now, you can guarantee seeing a police officer attending to an accident but not necessarily an officer on patrol,” Ferdinand told St. Lucia Times.

He said he was not bashing the police because he knew their resource constraints.

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The NCOPT President recalled calling for introducing speed guns and breathalyzers to keep drivers ‘in check.’

In addition, he pointed to road conditions as contributing to accidents.

Ferdinand noted that road shoulders are bad and damage vehicles, while potholes and lack of or illegible road markings also contribute to the problem.

“There are no road markings in the centre and at the edges, so when it is raining, you could be drifting towards the centre of the road, and you are unaware,” Ferdinand declared.

However, he observed that drivers need to drive within the speed limit.

Nevertheless, the NCOPT President observed that speed limit signs are absent on several roads.

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  1. Godfrey is 100% correct….not a single patrol mission by the rslpf or traffic police..all they do is respond to collisions….waste of time! I have see police officers and police vehicles ignore basic and severe traffic violations while on duty. Waste of time and tax payers dollars.

  2. I am surprise and very surprise that the royal st lucia police force traffic enforcement division still to this day doesn’t patrol the main roads on the island to enforce traffic laws
    I lived and work in small grenada in 1986 to mid 1988 and first started living in Gouyave estate area then move towards st georges area TEMPE to exact and there was always a bunch of motorcycle police patrolling the road from gouyave to st Georges and on the Tempe side motorbike police patrol from st Georges to the mountains of Grand Etang sometimes reaching as far as brutitchgrove and the britictgrove police station patrolling from eastern Grand Etang all the way to Granville and back and that was was Grenada more than 35yrs ago so I still don’t understand what is the hold back in st lucia
    now bear in mind the grenada police had sirens police radios and radar guns on those bikes but police officer had no weapons no guns on them ain’t that something ???


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