Ex­pect more road deaths trans­port en­tity warns

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS WESTERN STAR -

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.

JANET SILVERA

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.

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