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Remembering victims of traffic

Tomorrow 52 crosses will be erected at Kögunarhóll, midway between Reykjavík and Selfoss in southwest Iceland, to remember those who have lost their lives in traffic.

According to Morgunbladid, Hannes Kristmundsson, a gardener from Hveragerdi, had the idea of erecting the crosses to remember the victims of traffic and remind travelers of the dangers of Sudurlandsvegur, the road between Reykjavík and Selfoss.

The crosses represent the 52 individuals who have lost their lives on the road between Reykjavík and Selfoss since 1972.

They are also meant to highlight the necessity of widening Sudurlandsvegur and improving the lighting of the road to secure the safety of drivers.

Once these improvements have been accomplished it is planned to remove the crosses and establish a permanent roadside memorial.

The 52 crosses will be erected tomorrow at 3 pm at Kögunarhóll in Ölfus after a memorial service which is open to everyone.

Sudurlandsvegur is among the most dangerous roads in Iceland and the Icelandic Road Administration is currently constructing another lane to improve its safety, as Audur Thóra Árnadóttir, head of the Road Administration’s Traffic Department, told icelandreview.com.

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