Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is appealing for more responsible road use in order to reduce crashes and fatalities.
“I implore my fellow Jamaican road users to be more careful on our roads. We must work hard to further reduce the number of deaths taking place on our roads,” he said according to a report by the Jamaica Observer.
“Each of us has an important part to play, whether we walk, drive or ride. We must never be satisfied until we can see Jamaica moving within reach of zero deaths on our roads,” he added.
The prime minister’s remarks came in a message read by National Road Safety Council (NRSC) Vice Chairman, Dr. Lucien Jones, at a church service to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, held on Sunday November 18 at the Boulevard Baptist Church in Kingston.
Holness said the Government continues to find innovative methods to improve road safety and takes no comfort in the eight per cent increase in road fatalities for 2018 when compared with the similar period last year.
He pointed out that if road fatalities continue on that trajectory, the country would surpass the 2017 figure.