In a reminder released by the Project Management Unit of the Road Safety Project, progress seems slow, but people are the center of their efforts to save lives on Belize’s roads.
On Tuesday the Unit released statistics from the Police Department showing that 2012 saw 64 fatal road traffic collisions while 2013 saw a decrease of 20 Percent to 51 fatalities. In both years, 2012 and 2013, the most accident fatalities occurred in the month of December; nine deaths.
Interestingly, the statistics did not include all highway accidents or those leading to hospitalizations. Currently on the George Price, or Western Highway road works can been seen in progress on the stretch of highway in Camalote Village as well as the stretch in St. Matthews Village.
The Road Safety Project is being financed by the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Belize and is monitored by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.