[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police on Tuesday reported that a total 90 road fatalities from 76 accidents have been recorded at the end of September 2015, in comparison to 101 fatalities from 93 accidents for the same period in 2014, a decrease of 18%.
There have also been decreases in the serious and minor categories of road accidents, and a 6% increase in damage accidents.
Pedestrians have been the main category of road users affected so far in road fatalities with 31 such persons having lost their lives at the end of September 2015.
In addition 8 pedal cyclists, 23 persons in motor vehicles, 13 motor cyclists, 11 drivers, 3 pillion riders and 1 person who was being towed on a bicycle also lost their lives.
Speeding has been the major contributory factor to fatal accidents, having been the cause of 36 of the 76 fatal accidents unto September 2015.
Traffic enforcement by the police has resulted in a total of 43,071 cases for this year being made against errant motorists at the end of September 2015; of this total 17,582 cases were for speeding, 1,666 for driving under the influence of alcohol, 489 for using cell phone while driving and 1,156 for failing to wear seat belt.