Police commissioner urges road users to adhere to road code amid increase in road fatalities

Commissioner of Police, Dr. Kevin Blake, is urging road users to strictly adhere to the rules of the road.

This, as he noted the increasing number of road fatalities across the country in recent weeks.

As of April 19, 132 lives have been lost to road crashes, resulting from 113 fatal collisions.

The main causes of these fatalities were speeding, failure to keep to the proper traffic lane, and pedestrians walking out or standing in the roadway.

Speaking during a recent visit to St. James, Dr. Blake cited the high number of accidents on the Rose Hall main road, in the vicinity of the elegant corridor.

According to statistics from the Road Safety Unit, ten people died in motor vehicle crashes in the week of April 13 to 19.

The crashes occurred in Hanover, Westmoreland, St. Catherine, St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth.

The deceased consist of eight males and two females. Four were pedestrians and three were motorcyclists.


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