Fatalities on Jamaica’s roads have declined by 30% with only 112 fatalities in 2010 compared to 161 recorded in the same period last year.

The road safety unit of the Ministry of Transport and Works said the number of fatal crashes dropped by 26% and child fatalities have fallen by 21%.

The unit also observed a 45% reduction in deaths among private motor carriage (PMC) drivers while PMC passengers fatalities have decreased by 37%.

Motorcyclist deaths are expected to have gone down from 24 to 14, however, pedestrian deaths have increased to 48 this year from 43 in 2009.