Driving has become safer in Greece in the past four years, according to the governmentÂ’s Public Order Ministry. The number of deaths in traffic accidents in 2003 dropped about 3 percent from 2002, but was down almost 24 percent from 2000. Likewise, the number of fatal accidents was down almost 4 percent from 2002, and almost 25 percent from 2000. The ministry believes that its awareness program about traffic safety is partly responsible for the improvement.