The number of road accident fatalities in Poland fell below 2,000 for the first time last year, the Polish police has said.
Poland's national road authority, the GDDKiA, is currently conducting road investments to the tune of PLN 54 billion (EUR 11.46 billion), the GDDKiA announced in a Monday press release.
Polish police reported that 14 people died in car accidents on Monday, making it deadliest day of the Easter holidays.
The number of deaths on Polish roads fell by 279 in 2021, according to Poland's Infrastructure Ministry's data.
Poland's prime minister on Monday announced new traffic laws introducing stiffer fines for traffic offenders and new compensation instruments for road accident victims.
Annual costs of road crashes in Poland reached 2.7 percent of GDP in 2018, down from 3 percent three years earlier, according to the National Road Safety Council data.
The Polish prime minister has announced a PLN 200 billion (EUR 44.4 billion) road and rail infrastructure investment package as part of the Polish New Deal plan.
The government has rolled out a new road safety programme aimed at making the country’s highways and byways safer for their users.
Poland will earmark PLN 2.5 billion (EUR 541.3 million) from the National Road Fund to the Safe Road Infrastructure Programme for 2021-2024 aimed at increasing the protection of road users, the Infrastructure Ministry said in a press release on Thursday.
The governments of Poland and Lithuania will support local authorities in their efforts to improve roads in their border regions, reads a letter of intent signed in Vilnius on Thursday by Ministers Andrzej Adamczyk and Jaroslav Narkevic, who are responsible for transport.