Despite the slowdown in economic activities across the Caribbean as a result of the pandemic, road traffic accidents and fatalities have not declined.

That’s the observation of General Manager of the Caribbean Country Department at the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, Therese Turner-Jones.

However, Mrs. Turner-Jones says it’s not all bad news.

Therese Turner-Jones speaking today at a National Road Safety Council of Jamaica, NRSC, regional webinar.

Vice-Chairman of the NRSC, Dr. Lucien Jones, called attention to the fact that it’s people in low-income countries who are mainly dying in road accidents.

Dr. Jones urged influencers to pressure the government to act to save lives on the roads.

Dr. Lucien Jones, Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council, NRSC, Dr. Lucien Jones.