Increase in number of road fatalities

April 12, 2016

One hundred and thirteen persons have died due to road crashes since the start of the year.

This marks an increase compared to last  year, where 107 persons lost their lives due to  accidents over the same period.

The figures which  were released by the National Road Safety Council(NRSC) also showed that  there have been 96 fatal crashes for the first quarter of the year.

This represents a slight decrease compared to last year which was 98 during the same  period.

Last year, 382 persons died as a result of road accidents.

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has given the Government's commitment to make road safety a priority.

Holness gave the pledge at a meeting with Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry, members of the NRSC, and other stakeholder groups at the Office of the Prime Minister last week.

NRSC Dr Lucien Jones has renewed his appeal for motorists to exercise caution on the nation's roads with the continuous upsurge in the number of persons to have died. 

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