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Road deaths down as fuel prices rise

16 December 2008

The number of people dying in car crashes has dropped sharply this year across North America.

Many of the largest Canadian police forces see the trend, most significantly in Ontario , where provincial police have seen deaths drop 30 per cent from the same time in 2007. Double-digit percentage drops have also been seen in British Columbia and Manitoba .

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States said there were 31,110 fatalities in car crashes through the end of October, 2008 – an overall drop of 9.8 per cent since the same time last year and on track to be the lowest total recorded since they began measuring the statistic in 1966.

Read the full story in The Globe and Mail

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