17 road deaths recorded since the start of the year

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17 persons have died as a result of road accidents since the start of the year.

Of this figure, two were pedestrians, one pedal cyclists, seven were motorcyclists, two pillions, three private motor vehicle passengers and two were drivers of private motor vehicles.

The Road Safety Unit is pleading with motorists to keep left while driving, not to overtake around corners and drive within the posted speed limits.

Motorists and passengers are also being reminded to wear their seat-belts, motorcyclists and pillion passengers to wear their helmets and pedestrians to use the road with caution.