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.