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October records fewest road fatalities to date - Road Safety Unit

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 6:04 PM

The number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes last month is the fewest for any one-month period so far this year.

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport says 14 persons died on the nation’s roadways in the month of October.

This is three less than the previous low of 17, which was recorded in August.

There were 40 road fatalities in July, making it the highest for any one month period so far this year.

Since the start of the year, a total of 273 persons have died in 251 fatal crashes.

The Road Safety Unit says road fatalities are down 15 per cent, while the number of fatal crashes have declined by seven per cent when compared with the corresponding period last year.