The number of road accidents in Greece has fallen by 12.8% in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.

Data released by the Greek traffic police said heavy road accidents declined by 5.8%, but lighter accidents are up by 10.1%.

In the first four months of 2010, the number of road accident victims fell by 14.5%, according to

The number of people with heavy injuries has gone down by 6.5% compared to 2009.