ROAD FATALITIES ON A RISE, 299 SINCE THE START OF 2018

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The Road Safety Unit RSU in the transport ministry is reporting that 299 people have been killed in 264 crashes since the start of 2018.

Fatal crashes and fatalities have increased by 3 percent and 7 percent, respectively, when compared with a similar period last year.

So far, St Catherine accounts for 19 percent of road users killed, the largest for any one parish.

Director of the Road Safety Unit, Kenute Hare, is urging all road users to take road safety seriously, as the majority of road crashes are related to bad driving practices.

The RSU is appealing to all road users to wear their seatbelts, helmets, and other protective devices to save lives.