index 413The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is lamenting the continued lack of regard for human life and limb displayed by motorists on the nation’s roads.

The latest data from the Records and Statistics Section, Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, shows a road death toll of 129 so far for 2015, comprising 40 drivers; 33 passengers; 44 pedestrians; 11 motor cyclists and 1 cyclist.

Although this figure represents an 11 percent decrease for the same period last year – down from 145 according to police service representatives, the numbers are still cause for concern.

Police report that over 2,300 motorists have been arrested and charged for Drinking under the Influence offences, yet drivers continue to drink and drive in spite of many cases of alcohol related road fatalities.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, Deodat Dulalchan, has expressed sincere condolences on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, to the families of those who lost loved ones to road traffic collisions.

He is also appealing to all road users, to commit to safer and more responsible road use, because the consequence of selfish, thoughtless and reckless driving is often death or serious injury.