Road deaths lowest since 1970

A total of 529 people died in traffic accidents between January and November this year which was 107 less than in the same period last year, the head of the Czech traffic police told reporters on Friday. The number of road deaths has dropped below 600 for the first time since 1970. The police registered fewer injuries but a slight increase in the actual number of accidents and the damages caused by them. Around 2,600 drivers were found to be driving under the influence of drugs which represents a 30-percent increase compared to last year.

Author: Jan Richter