Road safety: another East-West gap to close

  • 2003-08-28
  • Jean-Luc Testault
AFP PRAGUE - Figures released by the European Union have revealed yet another area wherecountries on the verge of joining the EU next year have work to do to catchup with current members: road safety.Anyone who drives through Poland cannot fail to notice the scattering oftiny crucifixes along its roadsides, a reminder of the phenomenal roadcarnage witnessed daily in many countries of the former Soviet bloc.Since the end of the Soviet Union in 1989, some 150,000 people have beenkilled on the roads of the 10 mainly former bloc countries that plan to jointhe EU next May, according to Eurostat,...
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