Poll: Most Czechs approve of new road rules

22-07-2006

A poll conducted by the Media Institute and published in the Mlada fronta Dnes daily on Saturday, suggests that 67 percent of Czechs approve of the new transport law which introduced tougher punishments for driving offences. According to the poll, most Czechs believe that drivers will be more cautious and there will be fewer accidents. Over two-thirds of drivers admit that the new law has forced them to change their driving habits. Since the law took effect on July 1st, 43 people have been killed on Czech roads. During the same period last year, the number was 73, Mlada fronta Dnes writes.