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Nine Fatal Traffic Accidents in Iceland in 2012

Iceland’s roads claimed nine lives in 2012, down from 31 in 2006. None of the fatalities were due to drunk driving.

traffic-rvk_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The Icelandic Road Administration released its 2012 report on traffic accidents this morning.

According to the report, accidents among young drivers have decreased greatly, especially since 2007 when a driving ban for drivers of a provisional license who have accumulated four points was introduced. The ban is only lifted after the driver attends a special course and retakes their driving test, ruv.is reports.

Minister of the Interior, Ögmundur Jónasson, welcomed the positive development but noted that there is still a lot of work to be done on road safety in Iceland.

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