Let’s have an incident,  accident free Independence – head of Traffic Department
October 28, 2016
Let’s have an incident, accident free Independence – head of Traffic Department

Police cyclists and other traffic police officers will be out in full force over the Independence weekend.

This is according to head of the Traffic Department of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force’s (RSVGPF) Superintendent Kenneth John, who also urges all motorists to exercise caution on the road.{{more}}

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT on Tuesday, John pointed out that 100 motorcyclists from Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago would be on the road and so drivers must be responsible.

“Let us have an incident and accident free Independence,” he added

Notably, around the time of last year’s Independence weekend two motorcyclists, lost their lives.

Kenron Leon Sutherland lost his life on Independence Day, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, after he succumbed to a head injury, a dislocated hip and damage to other parts of his body, including one of his arms. Sutherland was the second motorcyclist to die in SVG within a five-day period.

Paul Liverpool died in Bequia when his motorbike crashed into a coconut tree. He broke his neck on impact.

In October 2015 there had already been 12 road accidents for the year, resulting in the deaths of 20 persons.

“We do not want a repeat of that,” said John.

“Our police cyclists would be out full force; our traffic police would be out to ensure that we have a safe road for the season and everybody would be able to go their way without any incident,”

The traffic head also took the opportunity to reiterate the road safety slogan, “Road Safety for All Prevents Emergency Call.”(AS)