[06.01.2017 14:25 UTC] Chris Johnstone
Czech roads death toll falls to record low in 2016
The death toll on Czech roads in 2016 fell to 545 people. That’s 115 less than in 2015 and the lowest total since 1961 when the police started to compile statistics. One area where the casualty rate did rise last year was among lorry drivers but deaths from all other categories of drivers, cyclists, bikers, and pedestrians were down. Police said their own special road safety campaign last year helped significantly contribute to the lower death toll. The Czech national target for road deaths last year set a target ceiling of 465 mortalities.
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