Traffic, road deaths on decline

Deaths from road accidents have fallen by about 30 percent since the economic crisis began, according to figures presented by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) on Wednesday.

Researchers found that 1,087 people were killed on Greek roads last year, compared to 1,533 in 2008.

The NTUA also estimated that traffic on Greek highways and local roads had fallen by close to 30 percent during this period.

The conference where the figures were presented also heard that one in two vehicles have not been serviced adequately and that about 1.8 million cars do not have insurance.

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