Government unveils plans to make roads safer
The government has unveiled plans to make Czech motorways safer. On Monday, Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek unveiled a booklet of steps his government plans to take in order to lower fatalities on Czech roads. In first place is a preventative campaign, which will rely upon shocking ‘emotive’ adverts. The government also plans to make driving rules more understandable and increase the effectiveness of the country’s traffic police. Addressing journalists, Mr Topolánek also said that the situation on the country’s roads would be helped by the introduction of an electronic tagging device into driver’s vehicles. This device will replace the current system of buying year-long motorway passes which must be displayed on the driver’s windscreen. The device would get rid of the need for motorway tolls, and eradicate queues at such tolling points.