Thee nation’s thoroughfares were significantly safer in 2012, with the fewest
traffic fatalities in 50 years, the Transportation Ministry announced on Sunday
As of December 30, there had been 290 deaths in traffic
accidents, a 24 percent drop from the 382 in 2011.
Minister Israel Katz, speaking at the ministry’s annual road safety press
conference, set the goal of becoming one of the world’s top five countries in
road safety by 2018.