Road fatalities for 1st half of year up over 2002

Stabroek News
July 24, 2003

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In the first half of this year, road fatalities have surpassed the number for the same period last year.

From January 1 to July 10 this year, there were 82 deaths compared with 74 in the same period last year, the Government Information Agency reported.

In many of these accidents, speeding has been cited as a major contributory factor. In light of that, the Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force is advising drivers that they should obey the speed limit which is stipulated under Chapter 52:01 of the Traffic Regulations.

Drivers are also reminded that the legal speed limit in Georgetown is 30 miles per hour or 48 kilometres and 60 miles per hour or 96 kilometres on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway.

The police have begun using radar guns to nab a number of drivers who have been placed before the court for breaching the speed limit.

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