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Minister calls for tighter measures to prevent road fatalities

Minister of Communications Sturla Bödvarsson has decided to employ new measures in an effort to reduce the number of road fatalities in Iceland. Nineteen people have been killed in road accidents so far this year, which is the same number as for the entire year 2005. This is reported by RÚV online.

A total of eight people died in traffic accidents last month. Speeding, racing and reckless driving have caused more fatalities this year than previously, which according to the Minister is completely unacceptable. The planned measures have been prepared in collaboration with the Road Traffic Directorate, the National Commissioner of Police and the Icelandic Roads Administration. Speed cameras will be set up between Reykjavík and Borgarnes, west Iceland, sooner than planned and laws against traffic violations will be reviewed. The Minister also urges that improvements to main highways be accelerated.

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