The latest data from the police Traffic Branch Records and Statistical Unit, at the end of 2017, reveals that there were 117 road traffic deaths from 106 fatal road traffic accidents, recorded in Trinidad and Tobago.
Last year the 117 road deaths comprised of 49 drivers, 23 passengers, 35 pedestrians, eight motor cyclists and two pedal cyclists, with the largest reductions being a 49 percent in passenger deaths and a 20 percent reduction in pedestrian deaths.
Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kissoon Badloo, of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch made the revelation at the weekly police news briefing today at Police Administration Building in Port of Spain.
He also stated that this indicates a fourteen percent reduction in road deaths compared to 135 in 2016 and an eight percent decrease in fatal road traffic accidents, when compared to 114, at the end of 2016.
The Police Service said it is encouraging to note that the last time Trinidad and Tobago experienced a road fatality figure this low was 22 years ago in 1995, when 114 road deaths were recorded, whilst 10 years ago, the country recorded over 230 road deaths.