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No fatal traffic accidents this year

No one has been killed in traffic in Iceland in the first two months of 2007. In January and February last year four people lost their lives in traffic accidents, and on average in 2006, one person died in traffic every 12 days.

According to the Road Traffic Directorate in Iceland, it is important to thank drivers for their contribution to two fatal accident free months, mbl.is reports.

The Directorate would also like to thank the police for a better organization within the department and an increased supervision on roads, which helped reducing fatal accidents.

“The goal of the road safety plan of the government is that there will be no more fatal traffic accidents in Iceland than in countries where the situation is best,” stated an announcement from the Road Traffic Directorate.

“It is important to continue this development by respecting speed limits, using safety equipment in cars and using it right, and do everything we can to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol and other euphoric substances,” the announcement continued.

Furthermore, it was stated: “2006 was the second worst year regarding fatal accidents in Iceland in 25 years. A civilized nation cannot accept that.”

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