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Two killed in road crashes since 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — With already two fatalities from road crashes since the start of the year, Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Kenute Hare, is urging road users to exercise extreme caution on the roads this year.

In the transport ministry's weekly crash update, Hare said drivers should desist from using their motor vehicles to create mayhem on the nation's roadways as the reduction of crashes and fatalities can only be achieved by correcting careless behaviour patterns.

According to Hare, the majority of Jamaica's road crashes are related to bad driving practices and very poor judgment.

He also urged motorists to change their behaviour and think of other road users.

“…Road fatalities are not just statistics, these deaths cause a great deal of suffering for the people who have lost a loved one or who are left with life changing injuries,” Hare expressed.

Statistics from the Road Safety Unit reveal that the main cause of the crashes last year, were excessive speeding, disobeying traffic sign/signals, swerving, failure to keep left, and following too closely or tailgating.