Notice to bus drivers and commuters

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Notice to bus drivers and commuters


POLICE PRESS STATEMENT –
The Gros-Islet Police is appealing to commuters who are engaged in the practice of assembling at the junction of Beausejour and Gros-Islet highway (Near the St. Lucia Fire Station), to await public omnibuses to cease from this practice. Commuters are advised to use the designated bus stop which is located less than forty (40) feet from the junction near Stephanie’s Lodge.

The officers are also calling on omnibus operators plying the Gros Islet route to stop the practice of picking up passengers in that particular area. This practice poses obstruction problems to drivers travelling south-bound on this portion of road, as they do not have view of the pedestrians accessing the pedestrian crossing which is less than twenty (20) feet away. This habit inadvertently places the lives of pedestrians, using the pedestrian crossing in danger.

The Gros Islet Police have received several complaints of close calls, between vehicles and pedestrians on that particular pedestrian crossing. Moreover, the police want to remind drivers and commuters, that this very site was the scene of a tragic accident where three minors lost their lives a few years ago.

The Gros Islet Police Officers are committed to serving the northern jurisdiction and is hereby requesting that drivers and commuters observe and practice good road safety habits.

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  1. Finally. St. Lucians behave like frogs on the road, they have no regard for their own lives. The bus drivers are to blame here if they don't stop at these locations then passengers have no choice but to wait at the designated areas.

    This is not only for Gros Islet its all over the island.
    I hope the police do the right thing and start charging those drivers.

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  2. Them bus drivers indicate to stop before the passenger get down they already indicated to move. Watch them well they always in a hurry.

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  3. Here is an opportunity to make money by ticketing non-compliant drives and pedestrians. They need to learn to respect the laws of the land the hard way.

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  4. Boy...Proud Lucian this has been a concern to me unless something tragic does not happen in this location nothing will happen....This place has become a bus stand now not a bus stop. they Gros Islet bus drivers actually stop there waiting to pick passengers up you now,sometimes 4 or 5 buses there, if you get down from a bus on that stop you have to pass between them and then they moving on you cuz they see someone coming...boy this is crazy the police need to do something about this arear, if they are not putting passengers down have them to move off

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  5. No one in this country follows the rule of Law.
    And then wonders why this country is so dysfunctional.

    But they are the very ones who will travel to European countries and follow each and every rule of Law like they were actually born there.

    But in back in Saint Lucia, they return to their lawlessness.

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  6. Pure none sense. I have witnessed police officers driving by and watching and allowing this crap to happen. The bus drivers have developed a new habit now. They stop right ON THE HIGHWAY to pick up and drop off people. I blame the police for allowing this lawlessness. The government of St. Lucia needs money. This is a good way of collecting revenue. There should be more police officers on the road watching these ignorant bus drivers and they should be ticketed. Don't let them get away, they will cause accidents on the highway. Just watch...

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  7. What shit is that. Ticket the damn bus drivers. They know they violating regulation. Just ticket the damn drivers.

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  8. Good Job Gros Islet Police! NOW Let's talk about the bus madness at the Rodney Bay Gap by the JQ Mall & RJ Clarke Rodney Bay in both the southbound and northbound lanes! THANKS!

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