New figures show Malta’s roads are getting safer

Malta’s roads are getting safer, according to official figures published on Monday.

The number of people injured on Malta’s roads fell to 470 between April and June – down 15 percent compared to a year ago.

The total number of road accidents in Malta fell by six percent, according to the National Statistics Office in Valletta.

It said nine people were tragically killed on the roads during the three month period.

The Northern Harbour district – which includes Sliema, St Julian’s, San Gwann, Qormi, Pembroke, Gzira and Birkirkara – saw the highest number of collisions with more than a third of the grand total.

The figures showed that almost a quarter of all the crashes happened on Mondays.

The highest number of accidents took place in Birkirkara with 298 reported cases.

Qormi came second with 215 crashes and St Paul’s Bay was third with 203 collisions.