Dominica records 15 road fatalities so far for 2023

A total of 15 road fatalities have been reported in Dominica for the year so far. The announcement came from Superintendent of Police Belgrove Charles.

“To date, the number of fatalities we have had through accidents [is] 15,” he said. “All of them males. Four of the fatalities are motorcycles, three are pedestrians and one is a cyclist.”

According to him, 15 fatal accidents for the year are too many.

Charles took the opportunity to urge the public to wear their helmets.

“As part of our function, the protection of life and property and the prevention and detection of crime, I take this opportunity to again, urge the public to wear their helmets,” he stated.

He continued, “If you take a look, you will see the motorcyclists riding around and almost 90 percent of them are without helmets.”

This Charles said is very sad, because when they are involved in accidents and that part of their body gets hit–that is the head–it is likely that they will succumb to their injuries.

“We want to urge them to wear their helmet, because the cost of the helmet and the cost of life you cannot match up the two, but you have to protect your life,” he reiterated.

Meanwhile, Charles is also urging the public to wear a seatbelt when riding in a vehicle.

“We sometimes see that little children are in the front seat of the car without even a seatbelt or in a car seat,” he remarked.

”This is wrong and anyone found contravening this law or regulation can face the penalty of $250 and imprisonment for two years, but we are advising you for your own safety to wear the seatbelts.”

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  1. Zandoli
    September 22, 2023

    “Charles took the opportunity to urge the public to wear their helmets.”

    Surely by now people should appreciate the benefits of seat belts and helmets. If you want to take your life and safety for granted, then you pay the price when something terrible happens.

    I will not take a ride on a motor cycle neither will I be an occupant of a car, not wearing my seat belt. I will not do it where I live and I will not do it in Dominica when I drive or I am a passenger.

    But more power to those who want to tempt fate.

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  2. DeArAb
    September 22, 2023

    Police has not reported on CannotDress death therefore is he counted in the 15 or are there still investigations to determine his cause of death?

  3. September 21, 2023

    Hello and good evening my people. Well it’s very sad to hear about all those traffic accidents and death. Mr Charles you are the Police and you recognize what’s the problem so fix it by enforcing the Traffic Rules and Regulations. The last time I was in Dominica I was in Roseau and I saw a grown man riding a motorcycle with a young child seating in fronts of him . He stopped at the corner right in front of a Police Officer I pointed a them and I told the Officer that’s dangerous. The Officer watched me and he didn’t do anything so what should we expect when we hear of such deaths.

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  4. jani
    September 21, 2023

    Don’t urge Enforce. 15 fatalities and we are only in September is way too Many.

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  5. MEME
    September 21, 2023

    This Charles guy and the entire CDPF is a big joke…Some years ago the CDPF had initiated the implementation of the wearing of mandatory seatbelt …The people (drivers, chauffeurs and passengers), were complying. Can he tell the public why they discontinued on the drive? It should also be mandatory that the motor cyclists wear their helmets…and it should be a SERIOUS SERIOUS offence for motor cyclist to have their little sons or daughters on their bikes in direct line of fire with no helmets, NOTHING!!!! They ride pass police officers, and nothing is done.
    Dominica is lawless, and the CDPF is a compromised institution. About 97% of those officers are both LAZY and compromised!

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    • September 23, 2023

      Meme, get a life. All your thumbs up are from the UWP blue monkey suckers reading and approving your refuse.

      • me
        September 25, 2023

        Seem like you are incapable of reading the item, and then make a comment based on what you read. Are you a dunce? Surely MEME does not sound dunce. Sounds pretty much an intelligent person.

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