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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-03-24

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] All sites open, free, on March 25
  • [02] Daylight Saving Time
  • [03] Motorcycle accident statistics 

  • [01] All sites open, free, on March 25

    All the museums, archaeological sites and monuments in Greece will be open on March 25, a national holiday, the culture and tourism ministry announced on Wednesday.

    All the above sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with free admission for the public, on the March 25 holiday marking the 190th anniversary of the Greek Revolution against Ottoman rule, the announcement said.

    It added that the museums and sites will be closed on Monday, March 28.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [02] Daylight Saving Time

    Greece will switch to Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the early morning hours on Sunday, March 27, a measure that will be in effect until the last Sunday in October.

    At 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, clocks should be set one hour forward to read 4 a.m. The switch to "summer time" will enter into effect in all European Union member countries.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    

    [03] Motorcycle accident statistics

    Shocking statistics on the consequences of motorcycle riders not wearing protective headgear were presented by Deputy Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Spyros Vougias on Wednesday.

    Speaking during an event on the contribution of the FIA Foundation to the Special Olympics movement and the UN initiative on safe driving, Vougias unveiled a study conducted by the University of Athens, according to which, 80 pct of motorcycle riders killed in road accidents died from severe head injuries. Specifically, those who do not wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle are twice as likely to suffer head injury.

    The study revealed that motorcycles are involved in 1/3 of the traffic accidents in Greece, while 25 pct of the motorcycle drivers do not wear a helmet. Women have a higher percentage (30 pct) in the specific traffic code violation. The facts on motorcycle passengers are equally alarming, considering that 54 pct - women being the majority - do not wear a helmet.

    The annual death toll in road accidents in Greece is roughly 1,300 people, with an estimated socio-economic cost that exceeds five billion euros.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


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