Around 200 recalcitrant drivers out of 10,000 who had been involved in a higher than average number of traffic accidents last year have been identified and are undergoing a special training programme.
As part of the project, overseen by the General Directorate of Security and the Insurance Association of Turkey, the drivers identified are probed in a bid to ascertain why the accidents occurred and to examine the drivers’ psychological state, reports Hurriyet Daily News.
The authorities will prepare a report following the training, creating a profile of the drivers and developing new measures to combat traffic accidents.
The authorities have taken other action to improve road safety in Turkey. For instance, they analysed highways across Turkey and determined 1,892 “black spots” where many accidents occurred. After measures were implemented to tackle these spots, the number of traffic accidents fell dramatically in 2017.
Last year, 3,530 people were killed in motor accidents which numbered 410,367.