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JAM | Feb 12, 2024

40 killed on the nation’s roadways up to Monday

Vanassa McKenzie

Vanassa McKenzie / Our Today

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The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) is reporting that 40 lives has been lost on the nation’s roadways since the start of the year.

These fatalities resulted from 36 fatal collisions that occurred on the nation’s roadways.

According to the latest RSU latest crash update, this represents a 13 per cent decline when compared with the same period last year.

The parishes of Westmoreland, St Catherine and St Andrew accounted for the majority of fatalities to date.

Motorcyclists, pedestrians and private motor vehicle drivers were among the top three road-user categories with the highest number of road fatalities so far this year.

Last year, the country recorded some 425 road fatalities, resulting from 384 fatal collisions.

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