With 2015 now nearing its end, police are in the process of calculating statistics of yet another deadly year in terms of road accidents. The government has already sounded alarm bells over a spike in the numb of fatal road accidents recorded so far this year. In October, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva revealed that over 2200 people were killed in road accidents within the first nine months of this year. Of particular concern for authorities was the fact this was an increase of 349 over the same period of last year.