Fewer deaths on Czech roads

Police statistics show a decrease in the number of fatalities on Czech roads in 2012. According to data released by the traffic police 679 people were killed on Czech roads in the course of the past year, which is 28 less than in 2011 and 74 less than in 2010. According to the head of traffic police Leoš Tržil the positive trend is being attributed to tougher road regulations introduced two years ago. The most frequent cause of accidents is still speeding and drink-driving.