Tragic weekend on Czech roads

The extended four-day weekend has proved to be one of the most tragic on Czech roads. Traffic police report 26 road deaths attributed to heavy traffic, the heat and drinking and driving. In one case a cyclist was killed after cycling in the opposite lane on a highway, in another a 22-year-old drunk man without a license mowed into a group of people on a bus stop. The first weekend of the school holidays was all the more tragic for the fact that ten people drowned, mostly through alcohol and irresponsible behaviour.

Author: Chris Johnstone