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Improve road safety and keep road fatalities under 300 yearly


Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.27 February 18, 2016

Friday December 27, 2019 | Jamaica Gleaner

Road Fatalities Near All-Time Record

With road deaths totalling 426 since January 1 this year, the country has inched perilously closer to 1993’s historic figure of 434, with four days remaining in 2019.

Thirty persons died in the first 24 days of this month, triggering anxiety among road-safety regulators, who, for another year, missed a target of under 300 fatalities.

The last time the country recorded fewer than 300 road deaths was in 2012 when 256 persons lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents.