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Road deaths projected to top 240 this year

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 11:07 AM
Dr Lucien Jones

With road deaths hitting the 200 mark, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) Dr Lucien Jones, says it is all but certain that Jamaica will fail again this year to keep road fatalities below 240.

In 2013, the NRSC launched a public education campaign aimed at reducing road fatalities below 240 in a single year.

The campaign was launched after Jamaica recorded its lowest number of road fatalities in 13 years when 260 persons died on the nation’s roadways in 2012.

But with five months still to go in the year, Jones conceded that achieving under 240 road deaths appears unrealistic this year and says the focus should now be shifted to keeping that number below 300.