Kite Safety

Our traditions are important, but not more valuable than your life. Let’s remain safe and be considerate, while having fun!

Kite flying is a wonderful Grenadian tradition, particularly common before and during Easter, and dates back long before there were power lines.

While this tradition is enjoyed by people of all ages, we need to remain mindful that:
• It can be dangerous or even fatal, if the kite touches an
energised line
• It can trigger outages that can cost businesses and
residential customers lost time and damaged equipment.

Electrical current always seeks the quickest route to the ground. A kite string that is wet, dirty, or contains metal or any other conductive material, can detour the electricity from the power
line to the ground, using the string and the person flying the kite as conductors.