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Road Safety Council concerned about trend in road deaths
2013-03-01 13:22:03 | (0 Comments)
The vice chairman and convenor of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Dr. Lucien Jones says he is concerned about the trend of road fatalities with two months already gone out of the year.
Addressing a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of St. Andrew last night, Dr Jones noted that there were 37 road fatalities between January 1 and February 28.
He said the figure represents the same number for the corresponding period last year.
Dr. Jones added that he was disturbed at the number of child fatalities.
He said five children have been killed on the nation’s roads so far, which is four more than was recorded in the corresponding period last year.
According to him, if the trend continues then the gains achieved last year could be undermined.
Last year, the country recorded 258 road fatalities.
As a result, the authorities have revised the road fatality target to below 240, down from the long-standing 300.
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