The National Road Safety Council and the Ministry of National Security will be embarking on another training session for motorcycle drivers next month as part of efforts to combat the number of fatal crashes.

The training session will be in one of the country’s crash hotspots which is Mountainside in St Elizabeth.

This came out of a meeting convened by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Floyd Green has urged the private sector to partner with the government on this initiative.

The Ministry of Transport has committed to increasing its education campaign and community engagement on road safety across all media platforms and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) has committed to putting more boots on the ground to carryout spot checks on road worthiness of vehicles.

The police, through the Head of the Highway and Patrol Division at the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Superintendent Lanford Salmon, also committed to increasing their presence on the roads, especially in the yuletide season.