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309 die on Jamaican roads

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2007 | 2:41 PM

309 persons have died on the nation’s roads since the start of the year.

The figure represents a 13 percent decrease when compared with the corresponding period for last year.

Accident statistician of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Kenute Hare, said children account for 25 percent of the reported deaths, while the elderly account for 10 percent.

The NRSC report shows most road crashes have occurred in the parish of St Catherine, and more men have died on the roads.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Eland Powell, of the Traffic Division reported that speeding accounts for the majority of road crashes.

He announced there would be an increase in the number of police personnel on the roads for the Christmas season, and the upcoming New Year. The police will also be carrying out random checks on the roads.