[Jamaicaobserver] The Road Safety Unit (RSU) is reporting that 42 people were killed in 33 fatal crashes during the month of February.
This is one more than the 41 people who were killed in February 2022, an overall increase of two per cent.
A total of 13 lives were lost in four multiple fatal crashes during the month.
A parish-by-parish breakdown of the fatalities during the month shows that St Andrew was the most dangerous for roads users with 10 deaths. Manchester came next with seven followed by St Catherine with six.
Clarendon recorded four road deaths during the month of February while the parishes of St Ann and St Mary had three each.
Kingston, St Elizabeth, St James and Hanover each recorded two deaths during the month, Portland recorded a single fatality while St Thomas, Trelawny and Westmoreland had zero fatalities during the month under review.
Meanwhile, the RSU is reporting that 24 per cent of those killed on the nation’s roads in February were pedestrians.
Additionally, private motor vehicle drivers accounted for 12 per cent of the road users killed during February; private motor vehicle passengers accounted for five per cent; motorcyclists accounted for 26 per cent; while pedalcyclists accounted for seven per cent.
Vulnerable road users (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, motorcyclists and pillion riders accounted for 62 per cent of those killed in road crashes during the month.
Of those who died, 93 per cent were males and seven per cent were females.