20 % drop in road fatalities this quarter
The country has seen a 20 % drop in road fatalities for the first three months of this year, when compared to the same period, last year.
Transport and Works Minister, Dr. Omar Davies says if the reduction is maintained, then Jamaica would be poised to see below 300 deaths by year end.
The Minister did not reveal the number of persons killed in traffic accidents for the first quarter.
In the meantime, Dr. Davies says the Ministry has acquired road marking equipment, and has erected additional traffic signs to enhance safety on the roadways.
He points-out that stakeholders in the sector should take keen interest in asset management, as the region is prone to natural disasters, which have an effect on the road network.
The Minister was speaking this morning (May 9) at the First International Road Federation Regional Caribbean Congress in Montego Bay, St. James.