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KINGSTON — Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of the Area One, Denver Frater has said that the police in that division will be working assiduously to ensure that motorists observe the road traffic law.

“When compared to last year, the number of fatalities since the start of this year is just too many and with what we are trying to do it is still at an alarming level and we must work with the different stakeholders including the motorists themselves, to reduce this carnage on the road by just abiding by the Road Laws,” ACP Frater said.

Speaking with JIS News on Friday, July 15, 2011, he stressed that fatality is a major concern for policing activities in the division, which comprises the parishes of Trelawny, St. James, Hanover, and Westmoreland.

“In our attempt to address this situation, we have increased the level of road policing activities in terms of visible presence,” he said, noting that with the upcoming events of Reggae SumFest in Montego Bay and ATI in Negril, the law enforcement officers would be more visible on the streets ensuring, that the road traffic laws is being observed by everyone.

ACP Frater pointed it was expected that Reggae SumFest and ATI would see thousands of Jamaicans as well visitors converging on the western end of the island, resulting an increase in traffic coming from Kingston and other areas outside of Trelawny, St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover.

“I want to encourage motorists traversing these corridors to obey the speed limits and try to save the lives of fellow motorists and other users of the roads,” he appealed.

 

By ALDEEN CAMPBELL, JIS Reporter