Two hundred and eighty-one people have been killed in 245 fatal crashes since the start of the year.

According to the Road Safety Unit, fatal crashes have decreased by 2% while fatalities remain the same when compared with similar period in 2021.

At the start of the year fatalities for 2022 were projected to decrease by 8%. However the projection as at the second quarter projects a decrease of 3%.

Motorcyclists account for the category with the single most road users killed as at July 29, 2022.

This stands at 26%.

Private motor vehicle drivers follow accounting for 23% of the road users killed as at July 29, 2022.

Pedestrians account for 20%.

Passengers follow accounting for 22% of the road users as at July 29, 2022.

Private motor vehicle passengers account for 14%.

Combined, vulnerable road users including Pedestrian, Pedal cyclist, Motorcyclist and Pillions account for 54% of the road users killed.

The Road Safety Unit says males account for 85% of road fatalities while females account for 15%.

Area 1 to include Trelawny, St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland accounts for the highest number of road fatalities with 33%.