Police: Motorcycles involved in most fatal collisions

Police: Motorcycles involved in most fatal collisions

Motorcycles were involved in most of the fatal collisions over the past three years, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has disclosed.

The disclosure came last night during the MBC television programme – Police Insight.

According to the information, there were eight instances in 2014 of motorcycles being involved in fatal collisions, four in 2015 and at least three this year.

Police Traffic Department spokesman, Constable Ron Chicot, attributed the situation to the behaviour of riders.

The Traffic Department official asserted that motorcycle riders overtake anywhere and in most instances, do not wear helmets.

Chicot explained that riding without a helmet is a ticket offence with fine of $500.

He described a motorcycle as a “dangerous” vehicle which is less likely to be seen by drivers.

Chicot explained that a motorcyclist is more likely to sustain injuries in a collision because of the size of the bike.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply

    No helmet. But who is checking it?

  2. Anon1
    July 12, 2016 at 8:31 am Reply

    Increase the Insurance premiums to deter senseless riders.

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