Road deaths toll rises; 11 fatalities recorded at the end of January

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accident[www.inewsguyana.com] – There has been an increase by four road fatalities at the end of January 2014 in comparison to the same period in 2013, with 11 fatalities from 10 accidents in January 2014 compared to 7 fatalities from 6 accidents during January 2013.

To date, one other person has lost her life on the roadways for February 2014. This is according to statistics released by the Guyana Police Force on Friday (February 7). The release added that January 2014 saw reductions in the other categories of accidents which comprise: serious, minor and damage.

Pedestrians have been the main road users affected with 6 such persons having lost their lives at the end of January 2014. In addition 3 motor cyclists and 2 pedal cyclists have also lost their lives.

Police say speeding continues to be a major contributing factor to fatal accidents and was the cause of 7 of the 10 fatal accidents recorded at the end of January 2014.

The release did state however, that traffic enforcement by the police during January 2014 resulted in a total of 3,946 cases being made against errant motorists; of this total 1,786 cases were for speeding.

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