The Road Safety Unit of the Ministry of Transport has recorded 213 deaths on the nation's roads since the start of the year. This represents a 13 per cent increase in fatalities over the corresponding period last year. Despite this, the Unit has projected an 11 per cent decrease in road fatalities this year when compared to 2016. Motorcyclists continue to account for the highest group of road users involved in fatal crashes at 31 per cent. Some 85 per cent of those killed were males. Westmoreland, St. Catherine, St. Andrew, and St. Ann account for 50 per cent of the overall fatalities.