Educating Adults on Road Safety
We make it a priority to pass on road safety information for safety of our fellow brothers and sisters.
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An essential role/responsibilty of the Unit is to inform our children about road safety
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Road Safety Messages:

As Chairman of the National Road Safety Council; I am determined to make our roads even safer for our people, particularly our children and other vulnerable road users. As such, the Government is relentlessly pursuing efforts to improve traffic management and road safety in partnership with road safety stakeholders and corporate Jamaica.
The Most Hon. Andrew Michael Holness - Prime Minister
As Minister responsible for Road Safety, I appeal to everyone to do his/her part in making our road safety culture, one that can be the envy of the world.
Minister of Transport and Mining - Lester 'Mike' Henry
I implore everyone; make road safety a part of your daily lives, reduce cell phone use on the road, wear safety gears while riding a motor cycle, use your seat belt, be alert and practice defensive driving. Walk, ride, drive with care. Be your brother’s keeper; think not only of yourself but of others the life you save might just be your own.
Mikael Phillips - Opposition Spokesman on Transport and Mining
We are urging motorists and their passengers to wear seat belts and helmets, in order to minimize the degree of injuries from collisions.
Director of Road Safety Unit - Kenute Hare.

Source: The Jamaica Observer - Monday, March 23, 2015 | 5:57 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Pedestrians, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists account for the majority of road users killed in road crashes since the start of the year, according to the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.

Termed vulnerable road users, the statistics from the unit reveal that of the 83 people who have died, 22 were pedestrians; 22 were motorcyclists and three were pedal cyclists.

This is a 12 per cent increase in fatal deaths when compared to the similar period in 2014, when 74 persons died, a release from the ministry said Monday.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. Morais Guy noted that the statistics are alarming, as these crashes are preventable.

“Excessive speeding, improper overtaking, pedestrian error, and failure to keep to the left are some of the primary reasons why we are having these deaths occurring. Seventeen per cent of these fatal crashes were due to excessive speeding, and 17 per cent were due to the fact that motorists failed to keep in their traffic lane," Dr Guy said. "In addition, four per cent of these crashes were due to improper overtaking."

Meanwhile, Director of the Road Safety Unit Kenute Hare said that the increase in fatalities for the period is unacceptable and Jamaicans must take charge of their safety and lives in the traffic environment.

“With 82 days into 2015, persons have died in accidents at a rate of almost one a day. This is an intolerable state of affairs – we need to live road safety and reap the rewards,” he emphasised.

The Road Safety Unit noted that motorcyclists continue to pose a problem in the traffic environment. The parishes of Westmoreland and St Elizabeth account for 45 per cent of the motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes since the start of the year, with 36 per cent in Westmoreland and nine per cent St Elizabeth.

Of the 15 people who have died in Westmoreland, eight were motorcyclists, and six were males under the age of 30.

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