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Educating Adults on 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.

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Source: go-jamaica.com - July 7, 2015

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is reporting an increase in fatalities by 8 % when compared with similar period in 2014.

Statistics from the Unit reveal that 178 persons have died in 165 motor vehicle crashes (July 3); with motorcyclists, pedestrians, private motor car drivers, and passengers of private motor car accounting for 84 % of fatalities since the start of the year. The similar period in 2014, records 165 fatalities from 155 fatal crashes.

The increase is of particular concern, as the numbers further reveal that of the number of persons, who have died, 151 were males and 27 were females. The Unit is therefore urging all Jamaicans, in particular males, to adhere to the rules of the road and practise proper road safety etiquette.

Expressing concern over the deaths of pedestrians and motorcyclists, Director of the Road Safety Unit, Mr Kenute Hare, is encouraging the public to be more conscious as they commute in the traffic environment daily. “We all need to share the roads together, be courteous and watch out for the vulnerable road users. It’s really easy to say, but often difficult to do, especially when people are in a rush, as more motorcyclists and pedestrians are being killed needlessly.”

Of the 178 fatalities; 53 were motorcyclists; 41 were pedestrians; 9 pedal cyclists; 31 passengers in private motor vehicles; 24 drivers of private motor vehicles; 6 public passengers; 5 drivers of public passenger vehicles, 3 pillion passengers and commercial motor carrier drivers each. Additionally, the parishes of Westmoreland and St. Andrew account for 15 % and 17 % respectively.

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