Pedestrian death rate in Czech Republic far higher than EU average

The number of pedestrians who are killed on Czech roads and streets is considerably higher than the European Union average, the news website reported, quoting a Europe-wide study. The EU average for pedestrian deaths is 14.6 per million inhabitants per year. In the Czech Republic, however, it is 22.8 per million. Experts blame the relatively high number of deaths on both inconsiderate drivers and reckless pedestrians. Preliminary police figures suggest this year’s death rate in the Czech Republic will show a decline, though it remains a serious problem, said.

Author: Ian Willoughby