880 fatal accidents in 6 months killing 944

Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 17:56


The Police Traffic Division states that 880 fatal road accidents have taken place during the first 6 months of the year, resulting in 944 deaths.


2,718 persons have been critically injured in these accidents in which 5,933 persons received minor injuries.


87 of the fatal accidents had involved buses.


A slight increase was witnessed in the number of fatal accidents in comparison to the previous year.


The reason for most accidents had been excess speed, the driver falling asleep and the violations of traffic laws.