MADRID, 10 (EUROPA PRESS)
A Total of 27 people died on Spanish roads this last weekend in July, 17 less than at the same time last year, when 44 died - the worst weekend in 2005 according to DGT (tráfico).
During the whole week (3-9 July) there were 51 fatalities.
What cannot be determined at this stage is why the figures are (thankfully) much lower this year. Possibly the new driving licence system. Possibly increased Guardia Civil presence on the roads. Possibly less traffic density.
Given that on average, someone died on Spanish roads every 90 minutes last year, any improvement is welcome.