More than 8,000 animals killed in traffic accidents in 2007
More than 8000 animals were killed in traffic accidents on Czech roads last year, which is an increase by 1000 since 2006, the Lidové Noviny daily reports. Animals are the second most frequent cause of traffic accidents in the country. Most of the accidents happen in April and May in the early morning hours. Unlike in the neighbouring Germany, protective fences have only been installed along the motorways.