by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Federation is now somewhat opened again with eased restrictions following a two week 24-hour lockdown for St. Kitts and one week for Nevis.
One would expect that because of the 24-hour curfew, movement during this period would be almost non-existent apart from essential travel and a significant lack of traffic on the roads.
However, limited movement does not seem to correlate with a reduction in vehicular accidents.
Sargeant Browne of the Traffic Department, reported 18 accidents during the final week of lockdown on St. Kitts alone.
“Between Sunday 4th of July and Sunday 11th of July, there were 18 [accidents] reported to the police,” Browne shared that report during the July 12 broadcast of WINN’s Island Tea, hosted by Kevon Hanley, Jade Johnson and Azem Bailey.
“Of these 18 accidents, one accident occurred in the Old Road district, four occurred in the Cayon policing district and 13 occurred in the Basseterre district.”
Most of the accidents occurred during essential movement days, Thursday 8, July and Friday 9, July; accounting for 13 of the total 18 accidents.
During two 24-hour lockdown days; Wednesday July 7 and Saturday, July 12, five accidents occurred.