[www.inewsguyana.com] – There has been a slight increase in fatal accidents up to mid 2014, according to police statistics. Fifty-seven road fatalities have occurred from fifty- two accidents at the end of June 2014 in comparison to 56 fatalities from 53 accidents for the same period in 2013.
Meanwhile, the other categories of accidents – serious, minor and damage – have seen reductions unto the end of June this year, in comparison to same period last year.
Twenty-three persons have lost their lives at the end of June, 2014. In addition 8 motor cyclists, 13 pedal cyclists, 4 drivers and 9 passengers of motor vehicles also lost their lives.
Speeding continues to be a major contributing factor to fatal accidents and was the cause of 34 of the 52 fatal accidents recorded at the end of June 2014.
Traffic enforcement by the police has resulted in a total of 38,652 cases being made against errant motorists unto the end of June 2014; of this total, 10,131 cases were for speeding.
Thus far for July, nine persons have lost their lives from 8 accidents on the roads. The statistics revealed that for this year so far 66 persons have lost their lives on the roads from 60 accidents, compared to 59 persons from 56 accidents for the same period last year.