2009 sees fewest road deaths in Czech Republic in 20 years
According to provisional figures released by the Czech police on Wednesday, the number of people who died on Czech roads this year was the lowest in two decades. There were 826 road deaths by December 29 this year, the police said. That can be considered a relatively positive number, considering that only twice since 1989 have less than 1,000 deaths been recorded in any year. In 1994 nearly 1500 people died on Czech roads. The relatively low total of fatal accidents this year has been credited to more frequent checks by the Czech Republic’s traffic police.