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Road fatalities hit 200 since January

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Males account for 85 per cent of the 200 people killed in crashes since the start of the year.

The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry is reporting that since the start of the year 200 people have been killed in 186 crashes.

The number of fatalities represents a one per cent decrease when compared to the similar period last year.

Top five categories of fatal road crash victims:
Motorcyclists - 60
Pedestrians - 50 
Drivers of private motor vehicles - 35
Passengers in private motor vehicles - 25
Pillion riders -11

Meanwhile, males account for 85 per cent of all deaths over the period.

Westmoreland, St. Catherine, St. Andrew and Hanover account for 50 per cent of the overall fatalities.