The Malta Independent 23 July 2019, Tuesday

Malta registers a 27% decrease in road fatalities over the past five years

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 15:18 Last update: about 4 years ago

Malta registered a 27% decrease in road fatalities over the past five years, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela announced today

Every accident on the roads is simply too much, the Minister along with Parliamentary Secretary for local government Stefan Buontempo said during an activity in Zejtun.

Minister Abela spoke about education campaigns for children and adults in order to continue reducing the number of road accidents. He said that recently, the Police force together with elderly day centres organised educational sessions on road safety for the elderly. Presently, he said, there are 37,000 persons aged over 65 with a license to drive.

He mentioned that the European Commission said Malta is one of the countries to find success in reducing accidents on the roads, and that Malta registered the fourth highest reduction in such accidents in the EU.

The Parliamentary Secretary, for his part, condemned aggression against wardens.

He said that over the past year, 5,000 people passed their tests and earned their driver's license. He also explained that thanks to government incentives, more people got motorbike licenses as well. He urged everyone to follow the rules of the road.

 


 

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