Authorities in Saint Lucia have been urged to implement a demerit system for drivers who break traffic laws.
Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Driving Schools Kingson Jean who has called for the implementation of the measure, told the Times that the provision is already on the statute books.
“I think if somebody starts to lose points on their licence and realise that with just a few more points to go they will lose their licence, I think they would definitely change their style of driving,” Jean asserted.
He observed that driving requires having a correct attitude.
Jean expressed the view that although local driving schools teach persons to use the roads properly, drivers develop bad habits over time as a result of constantly escaping with breaking the law.
“Our society on the whole has to be more disciplined in every aspect of life,” he told the Times.
Jean, a Defensive Driving Lecturer at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), said citizens need to understand the ramifications of not adhering to the laws of this country.
Last week there was a deadly collision along the Choc highway involving a truck and a motor car.
Two teenagers -Zhane Bianca Williams, 18, year of Massacre, Anse La Raye, and Zina Omega Anthony, 19, of Ciceron, Castries died as a result of the collision.