Tragic weekend on the roads


Police report that the number of road deaths increased sharply on the last weekend of May. Eight people were killed and 18 seriously injured, the second worst weekend on record this year. The road death toll traditionally worsens on weekends with the start of the summer holidays when thousands of Czechs drive out of the big cities to their country cottages. Traffic police are now out in force at the weekends in operations intended to curb speeding and drink-driving.