Road accidents recorded a substantial drop of 11.2 percent in January against the corresponding month in 2010, according to figures released on Thursday by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

More specifically, a total of 966 road accidents resulting in injury or death were recorded throughout Greece in January, marking an 11.2 percent decline over January 2010.

According to the statistics released, the road accident related deaths dropped a substantial 17.3 percent, totalling 67, but a 3.6 percent increase in serious injuries (114) and a 15.3 percent decline in lighter injuries (1,102).