Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dramatical increase of death toll on Macedonian roads

Skopje. Eighty were killed in traffic accidents in Macedonia during the first half of the year, which is an increase of 37,9 per cent compared to the same period last year, cited by Makfax.
According to the Ministry of Interior, traffic accidents with fatalities have increased for more than 40 per cent, whereas the greatest is the number of killed drivers of passenger vehicles and motorcycles.
The most deadly month for traffic participants is April, and in the busiest period of the day, from 14 to 16 hours.
Most traffic accidents with fatalities were registered in the areas of Skopje, Tetovo and Kumanovo.
Most common causes for traffic accidents with fatalities are driving under influence, speeding, and disobeying traffic regulations.

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