31 persons killed in road accidents; 20 caused by speeding
The Guyana Police Force Thursday reported that 31 persons have been killed in road accidents for the year so far, with speeding accounting for a majority of the deaths.
Of those fatal accidents, 20 resulted from speeding, three resulted from speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. The Police listed four deaths as a result of passengers crossing in the path of an approaching vehicle, three for inattentiveness and one for failure to conform to signs.
The overall figure represents an 11 percent decrease when comparing the same period last year.
Serious, minor and damage accidents also showed decreases of 13.3%, 44% and 25% respectively, Police stated.
For the year thus far, the Police reported that 29,064 cases were made out for various offences.
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
Fail to Confirm to Sign 1,698
Crossing Double Yellow Line 1,110
The above figures represent 18, 124 cases while there were 10, 940 other offences recorded.