Coming off the heels of a traffic accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man, residents of the British Virgin Islands are being urged to exercise proper road safety measures.
The call came from Transportation Minister Kye Rymer.
He said: “Without prejudice to anyone involved, I wish to take this opportunity to renew my appeals to all motorists and road users to exercise caution when commuting on the territory’s roads.”
“Please obey all road signs and regulations, try to be alert with regard to your surroundings and be considerate towards other road users,” he added.
You are responsible for other road users
The minister, who also served as head of the Department of Motor Vehicles, said motorists must remember they are also responsible for other road users.
“Once we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, we become responsible for the safety of not just ourselves but our passengers and other drivers and passengers on the road, including pedestrians,” he said.
“Life is not perfect and things can go wrong but by taking precautions, we reduce the likelihood of mishaps and avoid detrimental consequences,” Rymer added.
Twenty-year-old Ryan Adams of Sea Cows Bay passed away following a collision with a truck earlier this week.
Investigations into the fatal crash are said to be underway by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.
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