According to statistics released on Tuesday (December 10), there were 100 fatalities from 92 accidents in 2013 compared to 98 fatalities from 90 accidents during 2012.
The period January 1 to November 30, saw reductions in relation to the other categories of traffic accidents – serious, minor and damage.
So far, pedestrians have been the main road users affected with 37 such persons having lost their lives at the end of November 2013. In addition 16 motor cyclists, 12 pedal cyclists, 14 drivers of motor vehicles, three pillion riders and 18 passengers of motor vehicles also lost their lives.
The Police say speeding continues to be a major contributing factor to fatal accidents and was the cause of 65 of the 92 fatal accidents recorded at the end of November.
Traffic enforcement by the police during the period January to November resulted in a total of 107,650 cases being made against errant motorists; of this total, 20,443 cases were for speeding.