Two Perish in Road Fatalities in 2018

Two people have died on the nation’s roadways so far in 2018.

That’s according to Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry, Kenute Hare.

Mr. Hare says one of the incidents occurred in Hanover when two motorcycles collided. He says the other incident happened in St. Catherine where a driver lost control of his vehicle.

Mr. Hare is also warning motorcyclists to stop riding on the white lines in the middle of the roadway. He says there’s been a number of head-on collisions due to this practice.

He says the statistics show that the majority of crashes on the roads are a result of human error. He’s pleading with motorists to be more careful on the roads.

Meanwhile, 320 people lost their lives in 293 fatal traffic crashes across Jamaica in 2017.

The figures were provided by the Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry, Kenute Hare.

He says the road safety unit is still troubled by the high number of fatalities involving motorcyclists and pedestrians.

Mr. Hare says there’s a projected increase in road fatalities for 2018 as motorcyclists and pedestrians continue to lead in the categories of persons killed on the nation’s roads.

He says the death toll can be held below 300 this year if motorcyclists begin to understand the importance of proper road etiquette.

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