There have been 67 collisions in the last seven days, with 5 yesterday alone, Traffic Police are reporting.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Rodney Ellis, who heads the Traffic Department says “these accidents are caused by negligence from the drivers. Most of them are minor, and these are when people are not paying attention to what they are doing. When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle your focus must be on the road, your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Once you do that, some of these accidents can be avoided. I am therefore advising motorists to focus on the road ahead to avoid accidents.”
ASP Ellis also admitted that speed bumps installed by the Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board have contributed to some accidents.
“The type of asphalt that we use here is not suited for the speed bumps now being deployed because as soon as you drive over them they soon begin to move away. I have been in touch with the ABTB to inform them of the issue,” he reported.
The vast majority of accidents have been minor crashes and have not resulted in life threatening injuries.