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Holness urges road users to exercise caution during holiday season

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 9:29 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging road users to be vigilant during the Easter holiday season.

He says every individual must make a concerted effort to obey the speed limit and observe the traffic signs as they traverse the road network.

Holness says particular attention must be given to pedestrians and vulnerable road users, such as the elderly and children.

The Prime Minister who is Chairman of the National Road Safety Council points out that the authorities have found that pedestrian error and speeding are main contributors to road traffic fatalities.

Up to April 13, 91 road traffic fatalities have been recorded.

Of this amount, pedestrians account for 28 deaths, motorcyclists account for 28 deaths and drivers of private motor vehicles account for 15.

The remaining 20 fatalities fall in other categories of road users.

There were 121 road fatalities over the similar period last year.