Road traffic accidents causing deaths and injuries increased by 3.7 percent in December 2010 relative to the same month in 2009, the Greek statistical authority ELSTAT reported on Monday.

The total number of such accidents in the month came to 1,171 and resulted in 110 deaths (a 10 percent increase relative to 2009), 108 serious injuries (14.9 percent increase relative to 2009) and 1,291 lighter injuries (0.8 percent increase relative to 2009).