10 Pedestrian Deaths Over The Last Six Weeks

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10 Pedestrian Deaths Over The Last Six Weeks

Drivers and pedestrians are urged to exercise greater caution and alertness on the roadways across the nation.

According to the Traffic & Highway Patrol Branch, Roadway Surveillance Unit , over the last six weeks, ten pedestrian death have occurred, accounting for fifty-nine percent of this years’ road traffic deaths.

These pedestrian deaths are evenly distributed, with half occurring on both highways and main roads.

Police Road Traffic Safety Coordinator, Sgt Brent Batson, says 50% of the road traffic deaths involving pedestrians occurred along main roads.

These roads have 50 kmph speed limits which are speeds that are generally associated with non-fatal injuries where pedestrian involved road traffic accidents are concerned.

The data suggests drivers have migrated their speeding habits to main roads.