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A total of eight people died in road accidents in the Balearics in November, five less than in the same month last year.
The figures were released yesterday by the Balearic Traffic department.
During the first 11 months of this year a total of 94 people have been killed on Balearic roads, six less than during the same period in 2005.
The worst month was May, when 14 people died on the islands' roads.
This was five more than died in May 2005.
The next month registering the worst death toll was July which claimed 12 lives.
This number equalled the number who died on Balearic roads in July 2005.
Then came June and September, when a total of 20 people died as a result of traffic accidents on Balearic roads.
The local traffic authorities have been campaigning in an effort to cut down the carnage on the roads, with control points set up at weekends for breathalyser tests.

The new points system for licences has helped to some extent, although it is still too early to gauge its full impact on standards of driving.

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