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Uneducated drivers contributing to road fatalities - Hare

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 7:22 AM
A wrecked Suzuki Vitara after it plunged over the Rio Cobre in St Catherine two weeks ago killing six people.

The Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry Kenute Hare says drivers unaware of the road code are contributing significantly to road crashes which have now resulted in 221 deaths since the start of the year.

According to Hare, drivers should be tested on the various road signs and general road safety at driving school.

But speaking on Power 106FM, Hare said his unit has identified a number of drivers with licences but who do not know the meaning of various road signs.

He says they should not have been granted licences in the first place.

 

Director of the Road Safety Unit, Kenute Hare

According to Hare, Jamaica should not have to legislate a driving curriculum for all drivers as road safety should be enforced at driving school.