More die on Easter roads despite campaigns

29th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

29 March 2005, MADRID-Despite a widespread publicity campaign and more unmarked patrol cars on the road, more people died on the roads this Easter than last year.

29 March 2005

MADRID-Despite a widespread publicity campaign and more unmarked patrol cars on the road, more people died on the roads this Easter than last year.

Over the Easter holiday, 105 people were killed in crashes, compared with 103 in 2004.

But traffic authorities pointed out it was still the second lowest death toll in 17 years.

Among those who lost their lives were four people who were killed in a head-on smash on the C 17 road at Sant Quirze de Besora, near Barcelona. A fifth person was badly injured in the crash late on Monday night.

According to the General Traffic Authority, over the 11 day Easter break, eighty eight people were involved in crashes, five more than the year before.

Of these people, 49 were seriously injured, nine more than in 2004. There were also 75 people who suffered minor injuries this year, a total of 43 more than in 2004. 

The Basque Country was the only part of Spain where there were no fatal crashes. But in Castilla y Leon there were 15 fatalities, followed by Andalucia with 14, Castilla La Mancha with 13, Murcia 12 and Galicia with ten.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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