The continuing suspension of traffic-law enforcement by traffic police since the run-up to July’s national election has had a detrimental effect on road safety practices, a senior Ministry of Interior official admitted Tuesday. Road safety groups have already expressed concern that the decision to halt enforcement of the traffic law countrywide from around the time of the election in July would cause drivers to flout the rules, leading to more accidents, though preliminary figures from the Ministry of Interior for 2013 show just a small increase in accidents and road deaths—1,901, compared to 1,894 in 2012. At a
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