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JCF urges drivers to exercise caution on the roadways

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 5:52 AM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is appealing to road users to remain tolerant, cautious and responsible on the nation's roadways.

According to the JCF, barely a week goes by without the occurrence of a fatal accident.

It says the trend continues despite regular cautions by the police.

Pointing to statistics, the JCF says between January 1 and May 11, 117 fatal traffic crashes occurred which claimed the lives of 129 persons.

It notes that during the period Westmoreland accounted for the most fatalities with 17 deaths, followed by Clarendon and St Ann with 12 each.

The police say excessive speeding and drivers failing to keep left continue to top the list of causes for crashes.

It says in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities the police have increased it's presence and vehicle check points to include speed and spot checks, especially in areas where two or more fatal crashes have occurred.