Fire Chief Ditney Downes has urged road safety amid Jounen Kweyol activities, as Saint Lucia experiences a spike in traffic accidents.
“I am very concerned about the recklessness on the roads, especially on weekends. It happens daily, but it is more pronounced on weekends,” Downes told St. Lucia Times.
He noted that Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) emergency personnel traditionally respond to several vehicle accidents during the Jounen Kweyol weekend.
Downes also recalled that over the years, there had been several fatal accidents after Jounen Kweyol.
As a result, the Chief Fire Officer appealed to drivers to limit alcohol consumption, practice defensive driving, adhere to traffic laws, and make it to and from their destination safely.