May Day crackdown to stop deaths soaring

29th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

29 April 2005, MADRID — A huge operation was underway to prevent accidents on Spain's roads as thousands took advantage of a May Day break to get away.

29 April 2005

MADRID — A huge operation was underway to prevent accidents on Spain's roads as thousands took advantage of a May Day break to get away.

Authorities have started a series of measures to stop speeding or drink-driving with extra traffic police on the roads across the country.

In 2003, 56 people were killed during the May Day holiday break and another 28 suffered series injuries in 45 serious crashes during the short break.

The operation will continue until next Tuesday, with extra police in the Madrid area where there is also a fiesta, which is expected to attract thousands.

The May Day holiday falls on Sunday this and there is no official holiday on Monday, but many in Spain have chosen to take the time off anyway and get away for a few days.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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