Seven road deaths in first three days of July

Operation Hermes, the road safety campaign run over peak weekends through the summer, registered seven deaths in the first three days of July. The dismal tally is three deaths more than fatalities registered during the same period last year, though the number of accidents in total (530) was down by 21, and serious injuries (25) were reduced by one. Hermes returns on July 29-31, August 12-15 and August 26-28.