YEREVAN. – In the first half of 2019, a total of 2,088 traffic accidents were recorded in Armenia, and they resulted in 159 deaths and 3,017 injuries; the Police press service reported this in response to a query by Armenian

But during the same period last year, a total of 1,711 traffic accidents were recorded in the country, and they resulted in 138 deaths and 2,517 injuries.

Police added that to prevent traffic accidents they use surveillance measures, enhanced patrols, and changes in traffic flow.

Also, a package of bills has been submitted to the National Assembly, and with respect to the introduction of a point system to reduce the number of traffic accidents and to increase the road discipline of drivers.