19 road deaths from 12 accidents; speeding still the major cause


[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force has recorded a total of 19 road fatalities from 12 accidents at the end of February 2015, in comparison to 19 fatalities from 19 accidents for the same period in 2014.

Statistics released by the Police Force revealed that there have been decreases in all other categories of road accidents – serious, minor and damage.

It was noted that passengers in motor vehicles have been the main category of road users affected so far in road fatalities with nine such persons having lost their lives at the end of February 2015. In addition 1 pedal cyclist, 6 pedestrians and 3 drivers also lost their lives.

The Force noted that speeding has been the major contributory factor to fatal accidents, having been the cause of 7 of the 12 fatal accidents at the end of February 2015.  

Traffic enforcement by the police has resulted in a total of 10,301 cases being made against errant motorists at the end of February 2015; of this total 3,449 cases were for speeding, 253 for driving under the influence of alcohol and 273 for failing to wear seat belt.