Stats point to sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tions in fa­tal ac­ci­dents

Stabroek News Sunday - - NEWS -

The Guyana Po­lice Force has recorded sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tions in fa­tal ac­ci­dents for June and July of this year.

Ac­cord­ing to a statis­tics re­leased by the po­lice force yes­ter­day, there was a 27% de­crease in fa­tal ac­ci­dents recorded at the end of June, 2017, and also a 25% de­crease in such ac­ci­dents at the end of July, 2017, as com­pared with the same pe­ri­ods last year.

There were also sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tions in se­ri­ous ac­ci­dents, ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing chil­dren, dam­age ac­ci­dents and mi­nor ac­ci­dents, ac­cord­ing to the statis­tics.

The force also re­ported that in re­la­tion to traf­fic vi­o­la­tions, 41,170 cases were made, in­clud­ing 13,362 for speed­ing; 2,071 for breach of con­di­tions of road ser­vice li­cence/mu­sic; 1,211 for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol; 850 for use of cell phones while driv­ing; and 724 for tinted ve­hi­cle.

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