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Downward trend in road fatalities continues in June
2012-06-30 18:31:57 | (0 Comments)
The steady decline in road fatalities for 2012 continued over the month of June with just 19 persons killed on the nation’s roadways.
The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport says this is the second fewest number of road fatalities for any one-month period this year, bettered only by the 16 road deaths reported in the month of February.
Education and Information Officer at the Road Safety Unit Julian Thompson says there were 121 road fatalities in the first six months of this year, a 22 per cent decline, when compared to the corresponding period last year.
However, Thompson says the unit is concerned that 54 per cent of these fatalities occurred between Fridays and Sundays, which is usually the party period for most persons.
As a result, he says, the Road Safety Unit is again appealing to persons attending entertainment events to not only drink responsibility, but to think responsibly and desist from drinking when they have to operate a motor vehicle.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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