Road death numbers in first seven months lowest since 1970

The number of road deaths in the first seven months of 2013 was the lowest for the period since 1970, according to figures just released by the Czech police. Between the start of January and the end of July this year, a total of 315 people met their deaths in accidents on the country’s roads, 60 fewer than in the same period in 2012. Of those who died this year, 120 were car drivers, 57 pedestrians, 49 car passengers, 35 motorcyclists, 32 cyclists, 12 truck drivers and six truck passengers.

Author: Ian Willoughby