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Road death toll hits 60

November 27, 2015 4:23 am

Sixty people have died on our roads to date – the highest death toll in five years.

Of this 23 were pedestrians, more than double last year’s loss of 11 people.

Police Director Traffic – SSP Mahesh Mishra says there is an urgent appeal for the general public to be more vigilant on our roads.

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“If you see when we did our analysis on road fatalities compared to last years, and this year we had recorded multiple deaths on single accidents where two or three deaths have been occurred and secondly we have recorded this year highest number of pedestrian accidents, pedestrian road fatalities, 23 compared to 11 last year, that is another major concern for us.”

To date, enforcement agencies have made 43 375 bookings for traffic violations.

Speeding has accounted for the majority, a massive 28 768 infringements, of this 534 for drunk and driving.

Police with the Land Transport Authority have launched Operation Tatarovi to clamp down on traffic offenders over the next two months in the hope that the road death toll will not increase.

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