Green urges Jamaicans to exercise care while driving over Independence holiday weekend


Minister with out Portfolio within the Workplace of the Prime Minister, Floyd Inexperienced

Minister with out Portfolio within the Workplace of the Prime Minister, Floyd Inexperienced, is urging Jamaicans to drive safely on the nation’s roads over the Independence vacation weekend.

Motorized vehicle crashes are recognized to spike throughout vacation durations when partying and ingesting improve.

Inexperienced’s plea comes towards the background that 42 folks had been killed in crashes throughout the month of July. As much as August 5 a complete of 286 folks had perished on account of motorized vehicle collisions because the begin of the yr.

“Dashing is without doubt one of the high explanation why our individuals are dying on the roads. I’m pleading with our motorists in addition to different street customers to look at the velocity limits, put on your seatbelts and don’t drive intoxicated,” mentioned Inexperienced.

“Many individuals shall be traversing the island’s roads to affix within the celebrations for Jamaica’s sixtieth yr of Independence. The easiest way to do that is to get to and out of your locations with care, to make sure you have the most secure weekend ever,” the minister added.

Inexperienced was tasked by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the Chair of the Nationwide Street Security Council to work with the Council to strengthen the street security tradition within the island.

He made a particular name to motorcyclists who accounted for almost all of street fatalities final yr.

“Maneuvering by means of the site visitors slyly and the joys you might suppose you get from dashing are momentary. It’s not value your life so please, don’t take your security and that of different motorists and pedestrians without any consideration, and bear in mind to put on your helmets,” Inexperienced beseeched.

Just lately, Inexperienced attended a ceremony within the United Kingston to mark the beginning of a collaborative mission between the Authorities of Jamaica and the UK-based FIA Basis. The mission will final for 3 years at the price of €750,000 and seeks to grasp and tackle the obstacles to efficient helmet carrying throughout Jamaica.