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Pedestrian Fatalities for 2013 Shows Alarming Increase

Pedestrian Fatalities for 2013 Shows Alarming Increase

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch is reporting what is describes as a disturbing  increase in the pedestrian fatalities for 2013.

TTPS Public Information Officer, Acting Inspector, Wayne Mystar, says pedestrian fatalities currently account for thirty five percent of total road traffic fatalities for 2013. He explained that this represents an increase of 18 percent over the last year.

Pedestrian fatalities so far this year stands at 39 compared to 33 in 2012.The country’s road fatality figure stands at 110 so far this year. For the same period in 2012 the figure stood at 137.

Mr. Mystar made the revelation at the weekly news briefing held at the Police Administration Building on Sackville Street in Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Mr. Mystar confirmed the Police Service will be strengthening its road safety campaign.