BIG DROP IN ROAD DEATHS

Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba announced last web that 450 died on the roads in July and August this years, 89 less than last year and the lowest figure since 1964. He said deaths among young people aged up to 24 had dropped by 63%, the biggest drop in the past five years. He attributed the drop to the fact that young people are more influenced by road safety campaigns. Fatal accidents involving motor cyclists were also down by 30%. And the good news didn’t stop there. The minister said that so far this year there has been an overall drop of 18% in deaths on the road, down from 1,837 last year to 1,626.

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