Expect more road deaths transport entity warns
The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) is warning that the country can expect more fatal crashes on the Rose Hall Elegant Corridor before year end if something is not done to address the infrastructural problem or prevent fatal crashes.
The entity, in a release sent on the weekend, said the fatal crash in that area last Friday is another strong warning that special and urgent attention needs to be paid to that corridor to prevent fatal crashes.
“We all know that speeding is the major cause of road accidents, therefore all effort must be put in place to reduce speeding in crash hotspots across the island,” the release said.
TODSS noted that Jamaica has already passed the 300-deaths mark and could pass 350 “if Government does not heed our call for more preventatives measures as a matter of urgency”.
The entity launched its 30-day Festive Season Road Safety Awareness campaign last Friday. The campaign will run from December 1 until December 30.
A wrecker removes this Toyota motor car in which three persons died last month while travelling along the Rose Hall main road in St James.