The police say they’re concerned about the increase in the number of people killed in road accidents so far this year compared with the same period last year.

The head of the police traffic division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, says since January there’ve been 120 crashes in which 131 people have died.

This is compared with 110 crashes which took 118 lives at same time last year.

Senior Superintendent Allen says the numbers are disappointing.

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According to the Senior Superintendent, most of the deadly crashes occur because drivers fail to keep left.

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The police say they’ve increased speed checks, particularly in areas where there’s been one of more fatality in an effort to reduce deadly crashes.

They’ll also be intensifying their safe driving public education campaign.