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Private motor vehicle drivers deaths up, Road Safety Unit concerned

Published:Saturday | October 11, 2014 | 2:41 PM

The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry is expressing concern about the increased number of motor vehicle drivers dying on the nation’s roadways.



The unit reports that since the start of the year 38 private motorcar drivers have died in crashes.



However, the Road Safety Unit says there has been a 33 per cent decline in number of private motor vehicle passengers killed on the roads.



It says to date, a total of 29 private motor vehicle passengers have been killed this year compared to 42 for the corresponding period in 2013.



Up to yesterday, 255 persons have been killed on the nation’s roads this year.



Minister without Portfolio in the Transport Ministry, Dr Morais Guy has appealed to motorist to practise proper road safety by obeying the law, desist from reckless driving and use protective devices.



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