Tuesday 20 November, 2018

TTPS: 64 road fatalities for 2018 to date

The death of 22-year-old Navendra Mahadeo on Sunday has pushed the number of road deaths in 2018 up to 64.

And while this is still eight less fatalities when compared to the same period last year, representing an 11 percent decrease, the deaths of citizens of this country while on the nation’s roadways continue to weigh heavily on the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Speaking to LoopTT, Road Safety Co-ordinator for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) called on all motorists, and pedestrians alike, to exercise cautions whenever they utilized the nation’s roadways.

He said that the news of any death due to a road accident was disheartening, as in most cases, fatalities were preventable if persons adhered to speed limits, and car safety rules and regulations.

He said that speed limits were of particular importance because there are many drivers in this country who appeared to disregard them – especially along secondary roads (main roads) where the limits are 50 km/h.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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