Road death toll stands at 46

THE road death toll currently stands at 46 compared to 41 for the same period last year.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said of this number 22 deaths were due to speeding which is worrying considering 39,616 drivers have been booked to date.

She said speeding continues to be the leading cause of road fatalities there is a serious need for drivers to change their attitude about speeding before they become a road fatality statistic or cause the death of another road user.

“Drunk driving is also a concern as it is the second highest cause of road fatalities this year,” Ms Naisoro said.

“We will continue to push out the advisories whenever possible and while there are several attempts made to beat the law such as the creation of Viber groups where drivers are warning each other, to the flashing of headlights to indicate the presence of traffic officers, we are not going to stop and will continue to drive the message of road safety in the hope of saving lives,” she said.