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Why are so many killed on roads?

WITH a road death rate virtually double that of most of Europe, where fatality numbers are falling, something is literally driving motorists to their deaths in North Cyprus.

Why are so many killed on roads?

By KEREM HASAN

Chief Reporter

“What?” was the question on ministerial lips this week, as the government announced an unprecedented “communal mobilisation” to tackle road safety – an issue on which experts have already voiced their opinions many times over the years.

Prime Minister Ersin Tatar held a 90-minute emergency meeting with police chiefs and government officials on Monday, two days after the latest road fatality brought the TRNC death toll to 17 so far this year – 216 in the last six-and-a-half years.

Amid growing public anger and debate of how to stem the “bleeding wound”, the session focused on what “reforms” could be used to drive change, and came after Transport and Public Works Minister Tolga Atakan admitted the necessary road safety changes had not been achieved during his first term in office under the four-way coalition.

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