37 pedestrians including six children died so far this year in road accidents

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The scene of a fatal accident that occurred in March at De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD)

A total of 37 pedestrians including six children have lost their lives thus far in 2022 in road accidents, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has revealed.

Earlier this week, Traffic Sergeant Richard Trotz, Corporal Farel Gray and Constable Nickelia Elgin, who are stationed at Police Traffic Education Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown, brought down the curtains on planned activities for Road Safety Month 2022 with a Traffic lecture at Ascension Secondary School in West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

Road Safety Month is observed annually in November.

Trotz, Gray and Elgin reminded the students of the devastating consequences of not adhering to the pedestrian crossing and the irresponsible use of our roadways.

The ranks also reminded the students of the theme for road safety month, ‘Safe Driving, Saves Lives’, and that road safety is a shared responsibility because all of us are road users. 

The students and teachers were also advised on the following: kerb-drill (look right, look left, look right again… if the road is clear, then cross), safety rules for pedestrians and cyclists, the effects of using drugs, the importance of the pedestrian crossing, peer pressure, respect for each other, discipline and determination and weapons in school.

The ranks were applauded by the teachers for such a timely initiative and were encouraged to have continuous visits to the school.

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