New statistics released show that the number of fatalities caused by traffic accidents has fallen by 40.7% since 2015. For example, in January 2015, a total of 174 traffic accidents were registered; in January 2016, this number fell to 114. In addition, the number of deaths caused by accidents was 27 in January 2015; this January, the figure was 16. Similarly January 2016 saw 74 people being injured in traffic accidents, as opposed to 108 in the same period last year. These results are explained by the new traffic law, which took effect from 1st September.