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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO Police: More than 2,500 serious road accidents this year

A total of 2,586 serious road accidents were recorded at a national level in the first seven months of the year, leaving 932 dead and 2,004 wounded, the Romanian Police said, quoted by Agerpres.

In 2019, the country saw 4,421 such accidents, resulting in 894 dying and 4,200 wounded. Last year, there were 3,637 serious accidents that left 812 people dead and 3,344 seriously injured.

The main causes of the accidents were inappropriate speed (106 accidents, 119 deaths, 38 wounded), jaywalking (75 accidents, 76 deaths, one injured), and pedestrians [walking] on roadways (58 accidents, 58 deaths), the Police said. 

The Police also pointed to infrastructure and signaling deficiencies, including degraded or missing road signs, damaged roads, and improper signaling. 

A project of the Interior Affairs Ministry (MAI) aimed at decreasing road accidents and deaths, presented by Hotnews.ro, envisages fines and a 120-day driving suspension for “aggressive behavior” in traffic, including wrong-way driving, using sound or light signals to unjustifiably force another driver to vacate the lane, or driving very close to another vehicle to intimidate its driver.

(Photo: Pixabay)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO Police: More than 2,500 serious road accidents this year

A total of 2,586 serious road accidents were recorded at a national level in the first seven months of the year, leaving 932 dead and 2,004 wounded, the Romanian Police said, quoted by Agerpres.

In 2019, the country saw 4,421 such accidents, resulting in 894 dying and 4,200 wounded. Last year, there were 3,637 serious accidents that left 812 people dead and 3,344 seriously injured.

The main causes of the accidents were inappropriate speed (106 accidents, 119 deaths, 38 wounded), jaywalking (75 accidents, 76 deaths, one injured), and pedestrians [walking] on roadways (58 accidents, 58 deaths), the Police said. 

The Police also pointed to infrastructure and signaling deficiencies, including degraded or missing road signs, damaged roads, and improper signaling. 

A project of the Interior Affairs Ministry (MAI) aimed at decreasing road accidents and deaths, presented by Hotnews.ro, envisages fines and a 120-day driving suspension for “aggressive behavior” in traffic, including wrong-way driving, using sound or light signals to unjustifiably force another driver to vacate the lane, or driving very close to another vehicle to intimidate its driver.

(Photo: Pixabay)

simona@romania-insider.com

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