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Serious traffic accidents decreasing

No one was killed in traffic in Iceland during January this year and serious traffic accidents seem to be decreasing when compared to the numbers in previous years during January.

On average, 1.5 deadly traffic accidents have occurred in January. “This is a good start of a long project,” Steinthór Jónsson, a spokesperson from the traffic safety campaign group Samstada told Morgunbladid.

Sigurdur Helgason, project leader of traffic safety issues at the Road Traffic Directorate of Iceland believes other serious accidents were also much fewer this January than in the last few years.

But Helgason points out that it has happened before that up to three months have passed without deadly traffic accidents occurring, but then many accidents happen in one month, which changes the situation completely.

Jónsson said people should be grateful for no one being killed in traffic in January and encouraged motorists to be careful this month and concentrate on another accident-free month.

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