71 dead in road accidents in Bulgaria in first two months of 2018 – Interior Ministry
A total of 71 people have died in road accidents in Bulgaria in the first two months of 2018, according to statistics posted by the country’s Interior Ministry on March 1.
Since January 1, there have been 909 accidents on Bulgaria’s roads. Apart from those who died, a total of 1153 people were injured.
In February 2018, there were 405 accidents, leaving 28 people dead and 527 injured.
Interior Minister Valentin Radev, speaking at his monthly briefing on February 27, said that road accidents in Bulgaria were down by seven per cent and the number of deaths had fallen by four per cent. In 2017, for the first time in five years, there had been a decrease in serious road traffic accidents, deaths and injuries, compared with the previous year.
Among the 28 countries of the EU, Bulgaria has the highest road death rate, with contributing factors including speeding, reckless driving and drink-driving.
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