Speeding main cause of road deaths- Police reports

The Guyana Police Force has reported that there was an 11.4% decrease in Fatal Accidents recorded at the end of April, 2018.

Serious, Minor and Damage Accidents have also been decreased by 13.3%, 44% and 25% respectively.

The force noted that speeding is the main causes of Fatal Accidents from January-April, 2018, with a total of 20. Driving under the influence of Alcohol was 3. Pedestrian Crossing in the path of approaching Vehicle 4, Inattentiveness 3 and Fail to Confirm to Sign 1. This brings the total to 31.

Categories of Road Users Killed January to April 2018

Pedestrian                             14

Pedial Cyclist                          6

Occupand in Car                     5

Motor Cyclist                          5

Passenger in Mini Buss          2

Pillion Rider                            1

Driver                                      1

Some Prevalent Cases Made for the period January-April, 2018

Speeding                                                                                      6,039

Breach of Condition of Road Service Licence/Music            1,304

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol                                    615

Using Cell Phone While Driving                                               293

Breach of Traffic Light Signal                                                   440

Tinted Motor Vehicle                                                             1,056

Unlicensed Driver                                                                      581

Fail to Wear Seat Belt                                                             2,455

Dangerous Driving                                                                     274

Careless Driving                                                                        273

Fail to Wear Safety Helmet                                                       294

Overloaded Minibus                                                               1,002

Obstruction                                                                                690

Fail to Confirm to Sign                                                           1,698

Crossing Double Yellow Line                                                1,110

Total                                                                                           18, 124





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