[www.inewsguyana.com] – A total of 28 road fatalities from 26 accidents have been recorded at the end of March 2014. The figures were the same for the comparative period in 2013, according to statistics released by the Guyana Police Force on Wednesday, April 09.
The other categories of accidents – serious, minor and damage – have seen reductions unto the end of March this year, in comparison to last year.
According to the statistics, pedestrians have been the main road users affected with 11 such persons having lost their lives at the end of March 2014. In addition six motor cyclists, five pedal cyclists, one driver and five passengers of motor vehicles also lost their lives.
Speeding continues to be a major contributing factor to fatal accidents and was the cause of 17 of the 26 fatal accidents recorded at the end of March 2014.
Traffic enforcement by the police has resulted in a total of 20,112 cases being made against errant motorists unto the end of March 2014; of this total, 4,965 cases were for speeding.
To date, two persons have lost their lives on the road for the month of April 2014.