CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -– Teachers are being urged to encourage students to use pedestrian crosswalks wisely by Superintendent of Police Lyndon David, Divisional Commander of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division.
The senior police officer said that if used properly the crossings the police with road safety.
“Teachers should encourage students to use pedestrian crossings wisely,” Supt. David said. “Students should look left, look right; look left and right, again, before they cross.
“Motorists, once you see someone making an attempt to cross, please stop and permit that person to cross the road safely.”
Supt. David said the police are actively addressing other areas to further enhance the level of safety. He said key areas are road use in Charlestown and the rest of the island, including truck drivers.
“We realise that some of these big trucks take up lots of space on the roads and at some corners are not even blowing their horns,” Supt. David said. “They just go around and have other motorists veering to the left and sometimes even run off the road.
“Truck drivers should drive within a particular speed limit. Those big vehicles should go about 15 miles per hour in built-up areas, we want them to be very careful when they are driving… we want drivers to be responsible. Be responsible on the road,” Supt. David said.
The senior police officer said tinted windows are an ongoing issue the police have to deal with.
He said a number of vehicles in violation of the legislation governing window tinting have been impounded, along with others that are unlicensed and uninsured.
Supt. David said vehicles must be road-worthy and individuals driving them must have the appropriate license to be on the road.