Police report record number of road-deaths in May

The police have reported a record number of road-deaths in the month of May, with 78 people killed and 316 injured. The number of motorbike casualties is particularly high, with five bikers killed last weekend alone. The police say that speeding, drink-driving and driving without a license are largely responsible for the high number of accidents. Last week a driver without a license lost control of his car and smashed onto the pavement killing a young mother and her four- year-old son on the spot.