Speeding is No. 1 Killer on the Highways
Speeding is the No. 1 cause of roadway deaths in the first seven months of this year, with a toll of 55 between January and July.
Drunken driving, meanwhile, claimed another 35 lives, according to the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT).
But what appears to most concern MOPT is pedestrian “imprudence,” which the ministry says was the cause of 33 deaths in the same time period, just three fewer than last year.
“Investigations verify that the majority of deaths from being hit by a car could have been avoided by using pedestrian bridges, crossing at street corners and respecting the traffic light or just walking facing traffic and with bright or reflective clothing when there are no sidewalks or at night,” MOPT said in a statement released this week.
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