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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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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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Wednesday | April 19, 2017

As much as 11 Jamaicans were killed in motor vehicle accidents between Holy Thursday and press time on Easter Monday, pushing the overall road fatalities figure to 102 since the start of the year.

The shocking numbers have left Kenute Hare, director of road safety in the Ministry of Transport fuming.

"It is extremely shocking! These are not the numbers we were looking for. On Thursday afternoon, we were at 91 persons dying and between Thursday afternoon and Monday, 11 persons have been needlessly killed," Hare said.

Hare told The Gleaner that excessive speeding by motors has been the leading cause of the deaths on the road network.

"We are seeing excessive speeding, in grave violation of the Road Traffic Act. We are seeing speeds of 107 km/h, more than 80km/h odd and even up to 130km/h," Hare said.

"When we look at the data, it is all male drivers. It is only male drivers dying on the roads," he added.

The road safety director told The Gleaner that a majority of the accidents are due to drivers' recklessness on the roadways.

"Where these crashes are occurring, the road is nicely laid. What we are seeing is improper overtaking and persons failing to keep their traffic lane."

Hare said despite the chilling numbers, the transport ministry would continue to educate motorist on the proper usage of the road.

He, however, warned that those motorists who continued to disobey the law would face severe penalties when caught.

"We have to be relentless not only with education, but we have to enforce, rigidly, the law in this country. From Morant Point to Negril Point, we need to lockdown the entire roadways and ensure no bad driver gets a free pass."

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