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Road Safety Unit begs motorists to wear protective devices as fatalities reach 322

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2016 | 2:37 PM
In this file photo, a motorcyclist and a pillion rider without helmets drive through traffic in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew.

The Road Safety Unit is appealing to road users to obey road markings and to wear seatbelts, helmets, and other protective devices in an effort to save lives.

The Unit says up to Thursday of this week, some 322 people had been killed in 270 crashes since the start of the year.

Of fatalities, 75 were motorcyclists, 65 passengers of private motor vehicle and 71 pedestrians.

Westmoreland, St Catherine, St Elizabeth and St Andrew accounted for 53 percent of the overall fatalities.