Number of road deaths lowest since 1970

Two hundred and 36 people died on Czech roads between January and June this year, which is the lowest number for that period of the year since 1970, the police said on Thursday. Nearly 40,300 traffic accidents occurred in the first six months of 2013, which was some 1,200 more than in the same period last year. Poor driving and speeding were the most frequent causes, according to the police.

Author: Jan Richter