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100 persons killed on Jamaica’s roadways since January - NRSC

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 12:38 PM

The number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways since the start of the year has reached 100.

According to the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), this is a three per cent increase when compared to the corresponding period last year when 91 road fatalities were recorded.

Figures released by the NRSC shows that the 100 road deaths recorded to date resulted from 92 collisions.

Vice-chairman of the NRSC Dr Lucien Jones says the numbers underscore an urgent need for electronic surveillance and more vehicles for the Police Traffic Division to carryout enforcement operations.

The NRSC data also shows that there were 29 road deaths in January; 26 in February; 35 in March and 10 so far this month.