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Pedestrians and passengers account for most deaths on our roads so far this year - SSP Mishra

Pedestrians and passengers account for most deaths on our roads so far this year - SSP Mishra

By Dhanjay Deo/Violet Matakibau
Wednesday 27/11/2019
Police Director Traffic, SSP Mahesh Mishra

Pedestrians and passengers account for most deaths on our roads so far this year.

Out of the 55 people who have lost their lives on our roads this year, 22 were pedestrians and 19 were passengers.

10 were drivers.

Police Director Traffic, SSP Mahesh Mishra says they are concerned about passengers not wearing seat belts.

19 deaths were caused by speeding this year which remains the main cause of deaths on our roads.

Another concerning fact is that out of the 55 deaths on our roads so far this year, 11 were between the age of 31 to 40 years, which is the most compared to other age groups. These are the productive ages.

Divisional Traffic Officers from around the country are currently mapping out strategies in the National Traffic Dialogue at Suvavou House in a bid to prevent road fatalities in the festive season.

Mishra has told his traffic officers that they should not be reactive but be proactive to save lives on the roads.

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