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18 January 2018

Safer roads in European nations Latvia and Czech Republic

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com

Official data shows that both Latvia and the Czech Republic have seen an improvement in road safety during 2017. The number of road fatalities from crashes in Latvia dropped to a historic low level of just 134, a drop of 16% from the 158 recorded in 2016. The fatal road casualty rate included 50 pedestrians, a drop of 9% from 2016. In all, 4,942 people were injured in road crashes in Latvia during 2017 according to the official data from the Ministry of Transport.

Meanwhile in the Czech Republic, road fatalities for 2017 were at the lowest level since 1961. There were 502 road deaths in the Czech Republic in 2017, a drop of 43 from 2016. However of concern is that there were 103,821 road crashes in the Czech Republic in 2017, an increase of 4,957 from 2016.

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