So far this year, four persons have died in three car accidents in Iceland. Traffic-related deaths have never been fewer since they were first registered in 1966.
In 1968, when Iceland changed from left-hand to right-hand traffic, there were six fatal accidents. Their number peaked in 1977 when 37 persons died in traffic, Morgunblaðið reports.
“Our goal is naturally that no one dies in traffic and four fatal accidents are four too many,” said Ágúst Mogensen, chief of investigation of traffic accidents at the Icelandic Transportation Safety Board.
Even so, one can point out this achievement in traffic safety and hopefully, we will experience a year when there are no fatal accidents,” he concluded.