100 road deaths recorded at end of September; Speeding is major contributor

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accident[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force has recorded 100 road fatalities from 93 accidents at the end of September 2014 in comparison to 75 fatalities from 72 accidents for the same period in 2013.

Statistics released by the Police Force revealed that pedestrians have been the main road users affected with 42 such persons having lost their lives at the end of September 2014.

Additionally, 19 motor cyclists, 15 pedal cyclists, 9 drivers, 14 persons travelling in motor vehicles and 1 person being towed on a bicycle also lost their lives.

According to the Force, speeding continues to be a major contributing factor to fatal accidents and was the cause of 57 of the 92 fatal accidents recorded at the end of September 2014.  

Traffic enforcement by the police has resulted in a total of 55,591 cases being made against errant motorists unto the end of September 2014; of this total, 15,350 cases were for speeding.

To date, a child has lost his life as a result of a fatal accident during the month of October 2014.

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