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The Toll Authority of Jamaica has reported to Cabinet that during the financial year 2008/09, there was a 33 per cent reduction in fatalities from collisions on the toll roads.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz gave details of the report at yesterday (March 2) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

The Minister noted that other trends recorded during the period included a 4.8 per cent reduction in the daily usage of toll roads; 1.3 per cent reduction in collision along the network; 26 per cent increase in light injuries; and two per cent increase in serious injuries.

“An inspectorate was introduced to improve the monitoring function of the Authority and a comprehensive research of the Toll Road Legislative Framework was submitted to the Minister of Transport and Works,” he said.

The Minister pointed out that the reports, which were presented by the Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Michael Henry, will be tabled in the House of Representatives at a later date.