KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining is renewing its call for motorists to desist from speeding and wear their seatbelts as road fatalities continue to mount.
Pedestrians, motorcyclists, passengers and drivers of private motor vehicles recorded the highest number of fatalities to date.
A breakdown of the figures revealed that: 61 were pedestrians, 9 were pedal cyclists, 72 were motorcyclists, 11 pillion, 4 were passengers of public passenger vehicles, 28 were private motor vehicle passengers, 6 drivers of commercial vehicles, 2 passengers of commercial motor vehicles and 41 were drivers of private motor vehicles.
The Road Safety Unit is pleading with motorists to keep left while driving; not to overtake around corners and to drive within the posted speed limits.
Pedestrians are encouraged to use pedestrian crossings or other safe places, walk facing the oncoming traffic and to always wear bright and light colour clothing when it is dark.