Monday, April 12, 2010

Grievous after-Easter report

From: News-Poland
Since Friday, Polish police have detained almost 1.8 thousand drivers driving under the influence. During those four days of Easter, 27 persons died and 393 were injured in 292 accidents. These data are promising because they mean that there have been 25 per cent fewer accidents than in the previous year.

The countrywide police campaign connected with Easter started on Friday. Almost ten hundred policemen controlled, first of all, drivers' speed. “There were 20-25 per cent fewer accidents than last year” - told us Robert Horosz, a spokesperson of Polish Police Headquarters.

To compare: Last year during Easter, 35 persons died and 542 were injured in 382 car accidents. The police detained then as many as 1959 under the influence drivers.