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Riders urged to keep lights on

Friday, March 21, 2014    

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MOTORCYCLE riders are being urged to keep their headlights on in an effort to make them more visible when using the roads.

This is the latest message from the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.

"We are appealing to the motorcyclists. When riding in the days, keep your headlights on," said Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit.

The director said riders and pillion passengers should, at all times, wear their protective gear.

"Helmets, jackets, elbow and knee pads," he said.

Since the start of the year, 62 persons have lost their lives on the roads. And, of that number, 12 were motorcycle riders.

"We are also appealing to motorists to look out for motorcyclists and be mindful of them when using the island's road networks," he said.

Established in 1994, the Road Safety Unit aims to reduce fatalities. In 2008, the unit, in association with the National Road Safety Council, launched its Below 300 Campaign designed to keep road fatalities below the 300 mark.

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