Road Safety Unit Reports 29 Fatalities in 24 days This December

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Recently 3 more people died on Jamaica’s roads, causing the total amount of deaths on the roads to be 425 since January 1. In December 29 people have died already in 24 days.

Kenute Hare, the Director of the Road Safety Unit, says as Christmas approaches, both pedestrians and motorists should exercise greater care on the roads.

He said, they’re appealing to all motorists to cut their speed, as they look out for vulnerable road users, remember the importance of using seat belts, keeping children safe with appropriate devices and they should never overtake around a bend or at a junction.

The Road Safety Unit reported that there were 425 deaths because of 388 crashes in 2019.

83% of the persons who died were Motorcyclists, pedestrians, passengers and drivers in private cars. 
It is best for persons to slow down and make it safely to 2020.


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