Stats Show New York CIty Has Low Traffic-Fatality Rate

February 8, 2011

New statistics find that New York City’s traffic fatality rate is among the lowest in the nation.

The figures, which cover the last two years, are being released Monday by the city’s Department of Transportation.

According to The New York Times, that period had the lowest numbers of traffic deaths since the city began keeping records about a century ago.

The city recorded 269 traffic deaths in 2010. That’s a 5 percent increase from the year before, when fatalities reached a record low.

Deaths of pedestrians declined slightly in 2010, to 151 from 156 in the previous year. The city recorded 21 percent fewer pedestrian fatalities last year than in 2001.

The report says London, Paris and Tokyo have recorded even lower traffic fatality rates than New York.

Topics New York

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