Fewer road deaths credited to new law and enforcement

The transport ministry said Monday that April road deaths were the lowest since 1994. They attributed the decrease to the new traffic law and changes in enforcement procedures.

There were 20 deaths in April. In addition there were 93 deaths in the first three months of the year, and officials said this was the lowest toll since 1995.

The minister of Obras Públicas y Transportes, Pedro Castro Fernández, said that the efforts at night by traffic police have cut down on drunk drivers.

The ministry also said that the improved condition of vehicles, particularly the tires, was another reason there were fewer fatal accidents.

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