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NRSC calls for speed cams to be installed in crash-prone areas

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 5:57 PM

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is calling for cameras to be installed in areas where speeding is known to take place and for tickets to be issued to those caught. 

The NRSC's call comes against the background of four people being killed in Montego Bay, St James in two separate road crashes on the weekend. The crashes occurred within 36 hours of each other in the same vicinity. 

Executive director of the NRSC, Paula Fletcher, says a national "Slow Down" campaign should also be implemented. 

Fletcher says those being killed in road crashes often represent the core of the labour force and productive sector.   

Statistics by the NRSC show that 62 people have died in crashes since the start of the year.