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BULGARIA FOLLOWS DUTCH MODEL TO CUT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Bulgaria Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has proposed a change to the Law on Road Traffic, in which drivers will have to pay fines before being allowed to appeal against them.
Tsvetanov stated that the current system of allowing drivers to appeal against fines has a long backlog of cases. He said that the idea follows the Dutch model that has also been introduced in France, leading to a 50% reduction in traffic accidents.
Tsvetanov added that he will be coordinating with Education Minister Yordanka Fandakova to make sure the first day of the school year goes smoothly.
The new traffic law is an attempt to stop the war on the roads that has led to Bulgaria being one of the most dangerous places to drive in Europe. Statistics show that over 1000 people are killed every year on Bulgarian roads and well over 10 000 injured, of whom 30 per cent are maimed for life.

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