Men Account for 97% of 2018 Road Fatalities


Twenty-nine of the 30-people killed in road fatalities since the start of the year have been men.

That’s according to the latest statistics from the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport.

The Unit is renewing calls for motorist to stop reckless behavior on the nation’s streets as it says road fatalities continue to mount.

Statistics from the Road Safety Unit showed that 386 people died on the nation’s roads in 2018 – the most since 2003. Eighty-six per cent or almost 330 of the 386 road fatalties last year were men.

According to the Road Safety Unit, fatal accidents are up by 4-percent when compared to the same period for 2018. But, road fatalities are showing a 9-per cent decline when compared to the corresponding period for 2018. Of the 30 people who’ve died so far, 12 have been motorcyclists.

So far in 2019, the five road fatalities recorded in Trelawny make the streets of that parish the nation’s bloodiest.

Trelawny is followed closely by Westmoreland and St. Ann, both with 4 deaths each.


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