Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Driving Schools (NADS), Kingson Jean, has called on motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic laws.
Jean’s appeal follows an accident Wednesday near the building at Choc housing Caribbean Cinemas and Rituals.
A vehicle heading in the direction of Babonneau crashed into a container trailer that was parked at the side of the road near a no parking sign.
“The overtaking was not necessary at that point in time,” the NADS official, who was on the scene when the accident occurred, told St Lucia Times.
“I don’t see the need to overtake because you are approaching a corner a little higher up,” Jean observed.
“Nowhere in Saint Lucia is that far for you to be driving that fast on the road,” he asserted.
He said the fact that the trailer was parked on the side of the road near a no parking sign underscores the need for drivers to obey the rules of the road.
Jean indicated that the outcome of Wednesday’s incident could have been worse.
According to reports,the driver of the motor car veered off the road and hit the trailer as he sought to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle.
The driver, a Corinth resident who is said to have been the only occupant of the motor car, is reported to have sustained injuries that were not life threatening.
The accident occurred at around 5.pm.