Educating Adults on Road Safety
We make it a priority to pass on road safety information for safety of our fellow brothers and sisters.
Road Safety Presentation
Dream Weekend
Clarendon Seafood Festival 2017
St. Catherine High School Expo
Road Safety March for Child Safety
NWA Back To School Fair 2015
Hamptons High Career Day
Flow Skool Aid 2015
Road Safety Presentations in Primary Schools
An essential role/responsibilty of the Unit is to inform our children about road safety
G.I.S Day
Heelz and Wheelz

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.

 

Tuesday | April 18, 2017

The number of road fatalities for 2017 has now passed 100.

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport says up to yesterday, the country recorded 101 road deaths from 94 crashes.

The Unit notes that 10 of those fatalities occurred over the Easter Weekend pushing to 18 the number of deaths for the month of April.

However, road fatalities have decreased by 21 per cent when compared with the similar period in 2016.

Fatal crashes have also decreased by 12 per cent and 

Director of the Road Safety Unit, Kenute Hare, says speeding was a factor in the crashes.

According to Hare, many of the fatalities could have been prevented had the victims were wearing their seat belts.

He insists that a properly worn seat belt increases by up to 50 per cent, the prospect of surviving a crash.

Meanwhile, motorcyclists account for 29 per cent of the road users killed since the start of the year.

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