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31 dead, 505 hurt on Polish roads over long weekend

19.08.2019 12:45
Thirty-one people were killed and 505 injured in 420 road accidents when Poles hit the road during a five-day extended break from work, police have said.
Some 5,000 officers patrolled roads nationwide during this Augusts long weekend in Poland.
Some 5,000 officers patrolled roads nationwide during this August's long weekend in Poland.Photo: policja.pl

Meanwhile, officers stopped 1,844 drunk drivers during their Safe Weekend road safety campaign, which lasted from Wednesday to Sunday evening, according to Robert Opas from the National Police Headquarters (KGP).

Thursday, August 15, was a public holiday in Poland, marking the Catholic Feast of the Assumption and Armed Forces Day.

This year’s five-day August long weekend was safer than last year’s, when 43 people died and 547 were injured in 433 road accidents nationwide, Opas said, as cited by public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.


Source: IAR, PAP